Bickel's Potato Chip Company was started in 1954 by Mr. Luther Bickel in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. It was a regional family run business offering a unique "seared"potato chip in a variety of flavors.
In 1998 Bickel's was purchased by Hanover Foods Corporation
To further strengthen its position in the salted snack category, in 2000 Hanover Foods purchased York Snacks and the Bon Ton Potato Chip facility in York, Pennsylvania. The companies were consolidated as "Bickel's Snack Foods, Inc."
In December 2008, Bickel's Snack Foods Inc acquired Troyer Farms