US: $20M expansion project keeps Cape Cod Potato Chips on the Cape

Care to imagine Cape Cod Potato Chips being made in North Carolina? Or maybe Arizona? It was almost a reality. But instead of moving production of the Cape’s eponymous snack food out of the Hyannis factory it calls “dated” and “over-crowded,” Snyder’s-Lance is instead investing $20 million, adding more than 17,000 square feet to the site to provide more space for its manufacturing operations and improve the tour experience for its visitors and guests. Call it a bit of hometown pride, but this particular redevelopment project means a little something extra special to the region, said Barnstable Town Councilor John Flores. “Obviously, keeping Cape Cod chips right here on Cape Cod and in Barnstable is a win-win for everybody,” said Flores, “It’s in our best interest to have companies like Cape Cod Potato Chips be committed and continue to work with the town.” More