Miami Valley community, lawmakers react to closure of Dayton-based Mikesell’s – Yahoo News

The community reacted to the news that the Mikesell’s chips they grew up eating will soon be made by a new manufacturer.

After more than a century of operating out of Dayton, the company announced in a press release Wednesday that it is giving over its rights as soon as possible.

The company also was a chip provider for several groceries and restaurants.

One of those restaurants is Cassanio’s Pizza. President Chris Cassano shared how he reacted to hearing the news.

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Tschudy said she fears that with a new company taking over the chips won’t be the same.

“I’ve never found anybody who could match their quality or their tastes. So I really do hope that they keep the recipes,” she said.

She also worries about what this means for other small businesses in the Miami Valley.

“Small businesses are the backbone of the country. All these big businesses taking them over. It’s going to discourage small businesses from wanting to open up,” Tschudy said.

Many people also took to social media to share their thoughts.

Mikesell’s has not released a timeline right now on when they will make the transition but the president said in a statement “The Mikesell’s family and team wish to thank the community, consumers and partners for their love and support over the past 112+ years.”