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.