FORT WAYNE Ind. (WPTA) - An iconic Indiana snack maker will soon shut down after more than 80 years in business.
Fort-Wayne based Seyfert's will soon stop its operations, since it's no longer profitable, according to our sister station, WPTA, in Fort Wayne.
Employees will receive one week of pay for every year of service and will be offered job placement services.
The brand got national exposure when Myrtle Young -- "the Potato Chip Lady" -- appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" in 1987, showing off her prized collection of chips that resembled objects or celebrities. The bit featured a moment of late night history, when Carson crunched on an "ordinary" potato chip, but Young thought he had consumed part of her collection.