Next time you find yourself unable to eat just one-- you have a Clevelander to blame for that. Potato chips, although first made in a restaurant in New York, were first mass-produced in Cleveland, Ohio.
William Tappendon came up with his creation in 1895. He began making chips in his kitchen and began delivering them to local stores by horse and buggy. He later converted a barn in the back of his house in Cleveland into what is widely considered the first potato chip factory in the United States.
At the time, potatoes were peeled by hand so it was quite a tedious task. With the invention of an automatic potato peeler in the 1920's-- it was game on-- and the chips became more widely manufactured.
But, it was William Tappendon from Cleveland who is widely credited with creating the first mass-produced chip.