Potato skins have renewed appeal

Comfort classic's popularity grows as chefs create new twists on a favorite

Potato skins are the latest type of retro comfort food to get an upscale makeover. As with the gussied up macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches and hamburgers that preceded them, these refreshed items strike a nostalgic chord with customers while still showcasing a chef’s personal style.

A longtime staple of casual dining chain appetizer menus, potato skins have started to get extra attention from customers, too. In fact, the number of servings of potato skins

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