Pet of the month

Pet of the month – September, 2021

* Chesney lives in Florida but is a true Detroiter at heart!

Franklin Dohanyos, Franklin Publicity, Inc.


BOYNTON BEACH, FL – In 2015, Mark Tocco and his family moved from the Detroit area to Boynton Beach, FL to open a Detroit-themed restaurant called Detroit Eats. One of the restaurants top sellers is Better Made products of all sizes – small to large. According to Mark, people can’t get enough of them. About three months ago Mark’s family bought a Cavapoo – a combination between a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and a Poodle – and named it Chesney after Mark’s favorite singer, Kenny Chesney.

As soon as Chesney tasted a Better Made chip, he was hooked! Mark sent in Chesney’s adorable photo of him inside a Better Made tin, and it is the September 2021 Pet Photo of the Month. For winning, Mark will receive a freshly made sampler box filled with a variety of delicious Better Made Snack Food products.

Pet contest photos of all kinds may be submitted on line through the contest page at the Better Made website,, e-mailed to, or mailed to Better Made Pet Photo Contest, 10148 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit, MI 48213. Remember, Better Made encourages people to send in their most outrageous and/or cutest pet photo they can of their favorite pet, be it a dog, cat, goat, rabbit, bird, orangutan, frilled lizard, etc., and the funnier or cuter the better!

“We were Detroit born and bred, and moved to Florida in 2015 to start a Detroit-themed restaurant called Detroit Eats,” says Tocco. “We sell Better Made products in all sizes and price points, and we can’t keep them in stock. Even the people who come down from New York on holiday enjoy Better Made. We let Chesney have a chip as a treat and he fell in love with them. He loves Better Made chips, Detroit-style pizza, and Detroit-style coneys. He’s almost human! He’s named after my favorite singer, Kenny Chesney.”

Founded in 1930 in Detroit as Cross and Peters, and now in its 91st year, Better Made continues to develop and provide a wide variety of high-quality award-winning snack foods, including assorted original and flavored potato chips and potato sticks, gourmet popcorn, pretzels, tortilla chips, pork rinds, and more! The family-owned company uses locally grown potatoes and the finest cottonseed oil. For more information, please visit You may also follow Better Made on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Michigan Made – Better Made, now featured all around Michigan in your favorite food outlets.