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Franchise Doc Popcorn

Investments

$39,500

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Short information

$39,500

$39,500

Investments

$80,000

$80,000

Minimum Cash

3

3

Wishing to buy

2003

2003

Year Brand Started

113

113

Offices

2009

2009

Year Franchising Started

Franchise Doc Popcorn

Investments

$39,500

Offices

113

Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $15,000

Short information

2003

Year Brand Started

2009

Year Franchising Started

About Franchise

Making You Smile Is What Makes Us POP!

Doc Popcorn is a simple and fun business that is popping up everywhere. Inspired by “mom and pop” kettle corn makers, our founders Rob & Renee Israel spent the better part of a decade creating a mouthwatering flavored popcorn offering and a variety of flexible business models to pop fresh at high-traffic venues. We have since grown into a family of nearly 100 POPrietors who are having a blast spreading smiles worldwide with our great tasting, freshly popped snack.

Your Fresh Popped Future

We provide you with a flexible platform from which to build your Doc Popcorn business in high-traffic venues. Own a Mobile PopCart™ and pop into weekend festivals, events at sports stadiums, convention centers or other entertainment venues. Open a PopKiosk™ or PopShop™ in a shopping mall or transportation hub. Or, develop your business using a combination of all three models. The choice is yours.

Franchise Doc Popcorn

Creating Smiles Is What Makes Us POP!

Message from our Founders

My name is Rob Israel, and my wife Renée and I founded Doc Popcorn in 2003. It all started with a visit to a Farmers’ Market where I tasted kettle-cooked popcorn for the first time. I got excited by the idea of handcrafting this "mom and pop" treat in a variety of flavors and making it available everywhere to everyone as a freshly made, local snack.  

We started tinkering with adding fresh flavorful ingredients to popcorn in our New York City kitchen.  We then made a life decision to move to Boulder, Colorado, the natural food capital of the world, to start the business. Our dream was to raise a family, experience a better quality of life and build a profitable, fun business that mirrored our healthy lifestyle—creating lots of smiles along the way.

Franchise Doc Popcorn

Own a Single Location or Build an Empire

Whether you want to own a single Doc Popcorn location or build an empire, our business models are designed to give you the flexibility and opportunity to grow, fit in small spaces, and be where the customers are.

Doc Popcorn can be located in malls, outlet shopping centers, stadiums, entertainment venues, convention centers, transportation hubs, amusement parks, fairs and festivals, farmers’ markets and just about any other high traffic venue you can think of.

PopShop™

Unique, efficient and inviting, Doc Popcorn PopShops™ are optimal at 800-1,200 square feet. Our construction assistance process shortens build-out time to get you open and popping as quickly as possible. Our PopShops™ produce all of our amazing proprietary flavors in two simple pieces of equipment and are equipped to serve multiple products including gift tins and other seasonal items.

PopKiosk™

Bright, affordable and attractive, at 10x20 square feet, the Doc Popcorn PopKiosk™ easily produces all of our remarkable popcorn flavors and stands right in the center of customer traffic. Plus, the aroma of our fresh, delicious flavors will attract shoppers throughout the mall or entertainment venue and drive traffic to the area.

Mobile PopCart™

Turn any size party or gathering into a POPaganza! Roll-in for events like art shows, music festivals and sporting events. Help clients celebrate office parties, birthdays, anniversaries, conferences, meetings, weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, grand opening events.  The Doc Popcorn PopCart™ is also seen in semi-permanent locations such as, stadiums, arenas, and amusement parks.

Dippin' Dots Co-brand

For one sweet opportunity with two delicious brands, consider owning a co-brand kiosk or in-line location with Doc Popcorn and Dippin’ Dots. Imagine, operating two powerful brands, both the largest in their respective categories, using the same staff and similar square footage, yet increasing your on-the-go treats offering. (Requires additional qualification process to apply).   

How Does Doc Popcorn Help With Real Estate?

It's About Location and Location within a Location

Doc Popcorn has a highly experienced in-house real estate team that is hands-on to assist with site selection and lease negotiation, ensuring our POPrietors get the best location under the best conditions possible to help achieve success.  We are always seeking high traffic real estate opportunities for our prospective and current POPrietor base.  In addition, we have relationships with the largest shopping and lifestyle center property managers in the country; and we are frequently approached to install a Doc Popcorn presence. 

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Finance Information

Investments: $39,500 – $345,050

Franchise fee: $7,500 - $15,000

Royalty fee: 6%

Minimum Cash: $80,000

Net Worth: $250,000

Partner Requirements

We award franchises to candidates who meet our financial criteria and seek a simple, fun and flexible business opportunity. Many of our POPrietors are couples and families operating their Doc Popcorn business together. They also own or plan to operate multiple locations. If this makes you smile, then fill out the form and one of our POPrietor Finders will call you to talk more about the Doc POPportunity

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