Great-Tasting Potato Chips and Snack Foods Are Traditional Favorites – History Page




Established in 1935, our family-owned business has satisfied millions of American snackers with our premium potato chips and delectable snack foods. In that year, Mrs. Ida Conn, perfected the potato chip. Mrs. Conn carefully selected the best potatoes, pure vegetable shortening and salt, and created potato chips that have set the standard for good tasting chips for more than 70 years. This enterprising businesswoman proudly delivered her popular Conn’s Potato Chips to her customers in a market basket.

Today, we recognize more clearly than ever our continued success must be built upon giving that personal touch as our company founder did. Conn’s proudly delivers delicious potato chips fresh from our kitchens to a store shelf near you. Conn’s Potato Chips continues to set the standard for freshness, as well as taste and texture, from Central and Southeastern Ohio to West Virginia. “Striving to make the finest quality product,” the company concentrates on its four business areas:

  • Sales of potato chips and other snack foods to major food store chains and convenience stores
  • Contract manufacturing
  • Private label branding
  • The Conn’s Potato Chip line

Current owners, Montie Hunter and Tom George, Sr., know their company is poised for tremendous growth in the 21st century and beyond. When Conn’s outgrew two smaller facilities in Zanesville and Lancaster, Ohio respectively, the owners invested in the future of Conn’s with the construction of a new 100,000 square foot facility and new state of the art equipment on Richards Road in Zanesville, Ohio. At their modern facility, Conn’s still prepares it products with the same care and quality ingredients that have made their potato chips a favorite for generations. Conn’s looks forward to meeting the needs of its customers well into the next generation.

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About Us

Our Great-Tasting Potato Chips and Snack Foods Are Traditional Favorites

  • We no longer ship to California

About Us

Conn’s has been serving the potato chip and snack foods markets with great passion for over 70 years. We’ve built a name for ourselves with great-tasting, quality potato chips and snack foods and friendly customer service. Throughout the years, we grew from Mrs. Ida Conn delivering delicious Conn’s Potato Chips in a market basket around her neighborhood to our current state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution facilities in Zanesville, Ohio.



Tradition is important to us, so we continue to focus on making the best chip possible and to providing outstanding customer service.

At Conn’s, we’re excited about the future. Today, our high-quality products are dominant in central and southeastern Ohio while our current distribution zones continue to grow. Company owners, Tom George, Sr. and Montie Hunter, take great pride in sharing our knowledge and passion for our products with you. We are determined to continue this long tradition of great potato chip making for years to come.

With our motivated and dedicated employees, Conn’s will continue to be a leader in the potato chip and snack foods industry. We make it our priority to exceed your expectations in every way.

Conn’s Mission Statement: “Striving to make the finest quality product”

Delicious Potato Chips

The Conn’s Difference – Our Tasty Potato Chips are great!

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Ohio Potato Chips - Delicious Potato ChipsExperience perfection in every bag of Conn’s Potato Chips. With more than 70 years of potato chip making, our practice of choosing only premium potatoes from the best farms, and using only the best frying oils has earned Conn’s the reputation of knowing how to make exceptional potato chips. Our quick but simple process allows us to capture that fr esh and delicious taste in every bite. Potatoes are washed, cleaned, sliced, fired, salted, and sealed tight in Conn’s famous checkered bags in less than ten minutes. Conn’s Potato Chips are guaranteed to arrive at your store at their peak Freshness.

All of our potato chips and snack foods are hand-delivered to your local store by our friendly, dependable route drivers. When it comes to choosing delicious potato chips and snack foods, you can have complete confidence in Conn’s commitment to deliver a product that is high-quality, great-tasting, and consistent in appearance. It is the Conn’s difference!Ohio Potato Chips

Here is a review we found on the internet on our potato chips:

Conns Chips Can’t Be Compared to Any Other Potato Chip, But We’ll Try Anyway!  I have consulted friends who have moved away from the area about Conn’s chips. It is official everyone loves Conn’s. Joe Sherman told me ” I miss Salt and Vinegar Conn’s , they could bring a tear to your eye!” When I lived in Florida I begged my sister to mail me a few bags of Conn’s. They are produced in Lancaster, Columbus and Zanesville Ohio. They are a wonderful value and a good quality product. There really is nothing like them in the world.

Central Ohio Loves Conn’s