Dividends: War of the Chocolate Chips

The Chipwich is a sandwich made by placing vanilla or chocolate ice cream between two large chocolate-chip cookies, then covering the edges of the ice cream with chocolate chips. Priced at $1 and sold from street pushcarts, the Chipwich scored in the munchie market after its introduction in New York City last spring.

Initially geared to produce 20,000 sandwiches daily, the Lodi, N.J., Chipwich factory has scheduled an increase in output to 200,000 on Oct. 1, and the company is preparing supermarket and cart distribution in Sunbelt states. "It's been one of those American dreams,"...

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