Doc Popcorn is the largest franchised retailer of fresh-popped popcorn on the planet, and our POPrietors (franchise partners) are having a blast spreading smiles worldwide with our amazing tasting, freshly popped snack.
Doc Popcorn is a simple and fun business that is popping up everywhere. Inspired by "mom and pop" kettle corn makers at a farmers' market, our founders spent the better part of a decade creating a mouth-watering kettle-cooked flavored popcorn offering and a variety of flexible business models to make it easy and fun to pop fresh at high- traffic venues.
Over a decade ago, we recognized an opportunity to innovate a unique niche in the multi-billion-dollar popcorn industry. Like Starbucks did for coffee and McDonalds did for hamburgers, Doc Popcorn has taken one of the world's most popular commodity products and branded it as a high-quality, "better-for-you" snack experience in high-traffic venues.
The kernel to our success is we empower our franchise owners to handcraft a wide-variety of remarkable tasting fresh-popped specialty flavors of popcorn with a system that is affordable, simple, scalable, efficient and fun.
Five reasons to own a Doc Popcorn Franchise
Why Our Franchise? Training
Doc Popcorn franchise owners undergo an extensive hands-on training program where they learn the secrets of our perfected ingredient combinations as well as everything else necessary to open and run a successful business, and become a certified POPrietor. This training includes two-three days at Popcorn Headquarters (PHQ) with the full team, and on-site training with your Regional Manager when you open a location. In addition, you can expect ongoing support from PHQ that goes above and beyond to surprise and delight.
Our Design & Construction team will help guide you to ensure your unit has all the right equipment, meets local health requirements and is beautifully branded. Our PopKiosks™ and PopCarts™ are turnkey, developed and shipped by our partner to your location.
We assist with PopShop™ build-outs by working with local GCs, architects, sign makers and venue property management to ensure all is designed to meet standards and specifications.
When you are ready to open your unit, your Regional Manager (RM) will travel to your location to provide you with on-site training. This includes assistance with staff training, opening process and procedures, and running your unit – taking the pressure off and leaving your smile on! Support continues long after you open, led by your RM and a dedicated marketing and operations team.
The enticing aroma of our POPtastic flavors draws in snackers from near and far. However, we don't rely on this alone to attract guests. Our Marketing Team works to provide you with the tools and processes to help you reach your sales goals and build brand awareness in your community. Through a variety of channels and programs, we work with you to identify the best marketing mix to ensure you have solid a ROI. This includes Grand Opening support and beyond.