Ohio firefighter feted for chip idea

TROY, Ohio (AP) — A firefighter is being celebrated in his Ohio hometown for concocting a new potato chip flavor that's being produced by Frito Lay.

Dayton firefighter Matt Allen is competing for a $1 million prize in an online best-new-flavor contest sponsored by the snack maker. Allen says he came up with the cheddar bacon, mac and cheese chip while cooking at a firehouse.

The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/UFhUcC ) reports that his hometown of Troy celebrated Thursday with an event in the public square. Troy Mayor Michael Beamish proclaimed it "Lay's Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese Potato Chip Day" in the city just north of Dayton.

Allen says his wife Danielle encouraged him to enter the contest. Chip lovers can vote on their favorite of the four new flavors on social media.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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