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May 2, 2012

Beaverton, Ore. – May 3, 2012 – Reser’s “America’s Best Potato Salad Challenge” invites potato salad lovers to submit their family’s favorite potato salad recipe featuring this potassium-packed vegetable. The top five winners will have the opportunity to compete at the inaugural World Food Championships in Las Vegas and have a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize.

“Nothing goes better with BBQ than potato salad,” states Teresa Carter, category manager. “Reser’s is always on the hunt to find creative new takes on this BBQ favorite. We can’t wait to see what people will whip-up with this terrific tuber.”

Recipes will be evaluated based on appearance, taste and originality. Consumers are now invited to go to to submit their best recipe and find detailed contest information.

Contest Prizes:

• Top 10 winners will be featured in Reser’s “America’s Best Potato Salad” digital cookbook

• Top 5 winners will each receive $1,000 plus a $1,000 travel stipend to compete at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, November 2-4, 2012.

• Grand prize winner will receive $10,000

Contest Timeline:

May 1, 2012   Recipes can now be submitted at www.AmericasBestPotatoSalad.comor

July 31, 2012 Contest closes at midnight PST

Aug 17, 2012 Top 10 recipes selected and online voting opens

Aug 31, 2012 Voting closes as of midnight PST

Sept. 17, 2012 Reser’s will announce the top five winners

Oct. 27, 2012 The top five winners will compete at the World Food Championships event and have a chance to win the $10,000 grand prize!

Reser’s Celebrates BBQ Season

Reser’s is proud to be the official side dish sponsor of the 2012 KCBS Great American BBQ Tour. “From competitive teams, to backyard enthusiasts, our potato salads go great with barbeque,” says Carter. Reser’s is sponsoring three Top-Rated Competition Barbeque Teams for the 2012 Barbecue season: Pellet Envy, Pork Barrel BBQ, and Meat, Inc.
About Reser’s

Oregon-based Reser’s is the leading North American provider of deli salads, fresh salads, side dishes and prepared foods. Founded in 1950 by Earl and Mildred Reser, the company remains privately owned and operated and committed to providing delicious foods for the supermarket and food service industries. For more information, visit