Red Dot Foods was founded in 1938. Most Central alumni probably remember Red Dot potato chips, which were made in Madison until 1961. That's the year the company was sold to H.W. Lay and Company -- and not long after that, many of us who used to pack Red Dot potato chips in our brown paper lunch bags started eating corn chips instead.
The Red Dot factory was located at 1435 East Washington Avenue. The building is still there, but the factory was closed in 1973. If you want to read more about this bit of local history, check out the Wisconsin Historical Society's online exhibit, "Chip Chat: Red Dot and the Potato Chip." Lots of fun. Lots of memories. No calories.
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