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Please call us at 540-477-9664, or 1-800-294-7783
Email us at: sales@rt11.com
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Press and Awards

Here is some of the attention Route 11 has received over the years.

Richmond Times-Dispatch logo March 2015
The Richmond Times-Dispatch releases our potato-tastic news of our upcoming $1.2 million expansion that will create more Virginia jobs, use more Virginia potatoes, and make more delicious chips!
bon appetit logo January 2015
Bon Appétit featured Route 11 Dill Pickle Chips in the article "Chips We Love Even More than Homemade" saying they're an "addictive take on one of my other favorite snacks. Imagine the classic with all the merits of being dipped in a pickle jar."
Addicted, we sure are too!
distinction logo August 2014
Distinction tells the story of the unconventional, winding path Route 11 Potato Chips took over the years, and how our love of quality and sustainability (and sometimes not really knowing what we were doing!) shaped our little fry.
April 2014
"Route 11 Potato Chips finds success as a cult favorite in a fiercely competitive market"
We enjoyed a lot of publicity from a lengthy story about Route 11 Chips in the Washington Post covering our amazing chips, quirky history, and our zero-waste sustainability efforts!
November 2012
NON-GMO Verified!
Route 11 becomes the second chip nationwide to be verified by the Non-GMO Project for our Lightly Salted and Sweet Potato flavors!
July 2012
2011 Finalist for Outstanding Snack Food
Mama Zuma's Revenge Potato Chips
NASFT Fancy Food Show
Washington, DC
April 2012
Oprah Magazine features our chips as a "crave-worthy" pick in their first-ever food issue!
"Route 11's Dill Pickle Potato Chips combine some of our favorite chip flavors into one perfect bite—and yes, somehow manage to taste exactly, deliciously like a dill pickle."
--Oprah Magazine
» Read the article
December 2011
The Today Show picks Route 11
as one of the Best Foodie Gifts of 2011
» Watch the video
July 2011
2011 Finalist for Outstanding Snack Food
Dill Pickle Potato Chips
NASFT Fancy Food Show
Washington, DC
July 2010
Albemarle Magazine
Potatoes, Serendipity And A Little Luck
» More Info
April 2010
Southern Living Magazine
With names like Mama Zuma's Revenge and Chesapeake Crab, these aren't your grab-off-any-shelf chips…
May 2009
Holly from Fox 5 News stopped by our factory to show how potato chips come through our state-of-the-art factory to become "the best chip in the world!" Come enjoy the tour with us!
» Watch the video
July 2008
2008 Winner for Outstanding Snack Food
Sweet Potato Chips
NASFT Fancy Food Show
New York, NY
» More Info
February 2008
Maxim Magazine
Penn Jillette chooses his 10 favorite potato chips.
Mama Zuma's Revenge gets the #2 spot!
October 2005
The Washington Post—A Jose Andres Recipe
» More Info
August 2005
Real Simple Magazine
Route 11 Dill Pickle Chips named Best Chip to Eat with a Burger.
July 2004
2004 Finalist for Outstanding Product Line
NASFT Fancy Food Show
New York, NY
February 2004
Virginia Living
For starters, Route 11 Potato Chips are not your average snack food.
In both its cooking method and product quality, Route 11 stands out as an
alternative to additive-laden potato chips hogging the grocery shelves.
February 2003
Esquire Magazine
The Best Potato Chips You've Never Tasted
Mama Zuma's Revenge
February 2003
Good story from the Baltimore City Paper
» More Info
June 2000
Southern Living Magazine
Ah, the pleasures of Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. Apple blossoms. Bucolic farms. Potato Chips. On weekends, aficionados line up to watch the cooking at the tiny factory in Middletown like pilgrims at a shrine.
May 1999
The Washington Post
Hip Chips
Route 11: A Small Fry in the Big Snack World
Some are little ovals of potato with burnished edges and slight undulations. Others are tater plateaus, doubling back on themselves like some coral formation containing nubby caverns of perfectly fried potato. The retro packaging sports tie-dye tints. No, these are not avant garde art displays in some downtown funky gallery. These are Route 11 Potato Chips, a hip chip with none of the conveyor-belt precision of so many manufactured counterparts.
February 1999
Snack World—Cover Story
Route 11's Road To Success
Old-fashioned methods drive
Route 11 Potato Chips' growing popularity.
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