Bring out those pearly whites and earn a spot on a bag of Lay’s chips!


The popular chip brand is scouring the country looking for smiling faces to adorn their three new flavors of chips — Lay's Cheddar Jalapeño, Lay's Poppables Sea Salt & Vinegar, and Lay's Kettle Cooked Flamin' Hot. The company has listed Georgia as a perfect spot after a survey found it to be one of the happiest states in the country.



While 66 percent of Americans consider themselves "happy" people, the state of New York reported the highest level of joy, followed by Georgia, Mississippi, Florida, Texas, Michigan, Arkansas, Connecticut, Alabama, and Indiana rounding out the top 10 list of most joyful states in America.


People across the country are feeling joyous for different reasons, with those in the Northeast noting their states' seasons, residents in the South giving a nod to their friendly people, people in the West loving nature, and Midwesterners savoring their small-town feel.


Frito-Lay North America partnered with Lucid to field the 2020 Lay's Smiles Survey. This poll was conducted between Dec. 5-16, 2019, among a national sample of 5,000 adults. The interviews were conducted online and the data was weighted to approximate a target sample of adults based on region, gender, age, race/ethnicity, and household income. Results from the full survey have a margin of error of plus or minus one percentage point.


Because Georgia is listed as such a happy state, Lay’s wants to feature Georgians on their bags as part of Operation Smile in 2020. Last year, Lay's custom-designed 65 potato chip bags to feature the smiles of 31 ordinary people whose extraordinary acts – from throwing birthday parties for children in need to providing jobs to women transitioning out of homelessness to training injured veterans – inspired more than 17,500 Instagram shares to date and countless more smiles across the country.


To learn more, or to submit your own smile, visit SmileWithLays.com.


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