May 7, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Last night, Lay's potato chips, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division and America's most-loved potato chip brand, announced Cheesy Garlic Bread flavored potato chips as the winner of its "Do Us A Flavor" contest. The dramatic reveal took place at actress and restaurateur
's Beso Restaurant in
, where Longoria joined the Lay's brand in crowning
from Land O' Lakes, Wis., the finalist behind Cheesy Garlic Bread, as the grand prize winner. For her winning idea,
in grand prize money or one percent of her flavor's 2013 net sales (whichever is higher). The two runner-up finalists will each win
in prize money.
The star-studded event kicked off as the three "Do Us A Flavor" contest finalists – Christina Abu-Judom from
who submitted Chicken & Waffles;
from Land O' Lakes, Wis. who submitted Cheesy Garlic Bread; and
Lake Zurich, Ill.
who submitted Sriracha – and their families walked a
awards show-inspired red carpet leading them into the restaurant. Attendees then enjoyed a delicious dinner amidst décor inspired by the three finalist flavors culminating with the unveiling of America's next great potato chip flavor by Longoria and the Lay's brand. A celebration around
As a mom of three, going out for pizza is a treat for Karen and her family. While waiting for the pizza to come to the table, Karen always orders a bowl of cheesy garlic bread for the family to enjoy. Cutting the bread into equal-sized pieces so her children don't quibble, Karen can barely put down the bowl before it's completely snatched up. This tradition is what ultimately inspired Karen's grand-prize winning idea.