ABOUT MRS. MIKE’S
In 1971, Butch Mordick bought the Mrs. Mike's Potato Chip Company. Almost 50 years later, Butch happily admits the company has grown beyond his vision. Renamed Mrs. Mike’s Potato Chips, Freeport, Illinois still serves as homebase for the company, although they now have a nationwide customer base.
Mrs. Mike's has operated out of the same building since 1971 – employing six people, including Mordick's sons, Matt and Dan.
While potato chips are still the company’s biggest seller, Mr's. Mike’s has added new products — such as popcorn and pretzels — that "fit well into the mix."
"In 2005, we invested in equipment to make our own brand of cheese popcorn – a product that we make onsite."
In early fall of 2008, Mordick also purchased the Freeport Pretzel Company. The pretzels have been a very popular product in the Freeport area for decades.
How Mrs. Mike’s Makes The Famous Potato Chips
Mrs. Mike's Potato Chips uses between two and three 1,200-pound crates of potatoes every day. They are first placed into a hopper that washes and sorts the potatoes. After being cleaned and sorted, the potatoes are peeled and sliced before they are placed into the cooker. Once in the cooker, they are fried at 300 degrees.
Mrs. Mike's Potato Chips are thick-sliced, crisp and always fresh. Our potato chips are served at many local establishments throughout Freeport, IL and surrounding communities.