Everybody loves popcorn!

The Popcorner is One Sweet Franchise Opportunity

People can’t help but smile when they walk into The Popcorner. It’s a sensational experience that goes beyond the classic snack favorite – popcorn – and tempts customers with a line-up of old-fashioned, freshly-prepared treats that surprise and delight.

You can be a part of this timeless appeal with a gourmet popcorn franchise of your own. It’s a chance to turn your dream of business ownership into reality – and treat yourself to rewarding experiences every day.

  • Indulge in a fresh approach to fun, flavor, and friendly service in an old-fashioned style specialty food shop
  • Cater to loyal fans who savor the sweet sensation of America’s favorite snack and other confections
  • Change your future with a business concept that can give you control over your destiny and bring financial freedom

Did you know?

Did you know?

Quarts of popcorn are consumed per year in the U.S.
Quarts of popcorn are consumed per year in the U.S.

We Take the Gourmet Popcorn Franchise Business Seriously

Beyond the fun and flavor that’s packed into our franchise concept, we know you’re interested in its potential. We’ve filled The Popcorner franchise concept with opportunities to own a rewarding business and reach your professional and personal goal.

Here’s a sample of how we support franchise owners like you.

  • Initial training: Learn our special approach to customer service
  • Ongoing support: Take advantage of on-site and remote coaching
  • Confidential operations manual: Streamline operations with our easy-to-follow procedures
  • Technology tools: Simplify everyday tasks
  • Marketing Support: Promote your business in your community

Leverage a Brand with Great Taste

Popcorn has a powerful appeal. It takes over our senses the moment we get a whiff of that familiar aroma. That’s why popcorn is considered the granddaddy of snack food.

You can take advantage of consumer demand for this timeless, classic snack as you welcome members of your community into your own The Popcorner shop.

Here are reasons why an investment in a popcorn shop franchise with The Popcorner makes sense.

Popcorn packs the shelves

Consumers can’t resist the flavors – from sweet to savory, classic to hot and spicy. Popcorn – the go-to foodie choice – is reported to be the fastest-growing snack food in the U.S.

Pop culture has staying power

Innovation keeps business fresh at The Popcorner. The Flavor of the Week tempts loyal fans to come back over and over. So does the half-price popcorn tin refill program. Plus, the pure pleasure of old-time favorites makes The Popcorner irresistible for customers – and franchise owners like you!

Candies and confections fill a special need

Did you know nearly 80% of us considers chocolate and candy a great American tradition? That makes us happy!

Consumer confidence keeps popping up demand for specialty treats

The specialty food industry – including popcorn shops and confectioners – generates more than $13 billion a year in the U.S. You can be part of this enormously exciting industry!

Ready to Bring The Popcorner to Your Community?


  • Talent for sales and systems – and a heart for service

  • Strong leadership skills

  • Solutions-driven approach

  • Desire to expand The Popcorner brand and make it a local destination of choice

With flexible retail space and storage requirements, it’s all designed to make it easy to bring The Popcorner brand to all kinds of communities and locations!

Frequently Asked Questions

Ask us about owning a popcorn and candy shop franchise with The Popcorner

An entrepreneurial spirit and a heart for service are key traits we look for in franchise owners. A talent for sales and systems also makes a difference. Even if you don’t have experience in food service or operating a retail store, we are prepared to offer training, support and resources that can help you grow your shop effectively.

You and your general manager are invited to train with our team of experienced leaders for up to 18 days at our Wichita, Kansas headquarters location. Initial training includes two days of classroom-style learning and 16 days on the job at The Popcorner stores. Hands-on training includes six days of fudge preparation. One additional team member may participate in fudge prep training at no additional cost. The Popcorner experts will then spend five days at your location to help you and your team prepare to launch your business. (Note: You must complete pre-class preparation and obtain ServSafe certification before participating in our training program.)

The estimated initial investment to open a franchise with The Popcorner ranges from $317,625 to $516,385. This includes an initial franchise fee of $40,000. Discounted fees are available for qualified military veterans, employees and independent store conversions. With any new venture such as The Popcorner franchise, it’s important to have adequate capital to fund your initial business growth stages.

We do not provide direct financing to franchise owners. However, we may refer to financing sources on a case-by-case basis.

Yes. We collect a royalty rate of 5% of gross revenues. Royalties allow us to fund our ongoing training and support services, and continue development of programs, recipes and systems upgrades. For a full list of fees and requirements, please refer to our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

Yes. We require franchise owners to spend a minimum of 2% of gross revenues on local marketing. You must spend a minimum of $3,000 on initial marketing and promotions in your territory as part of your grand opening launch. Owners also must contribute up to 3% of gross revenues to the brand development fund, managed by the franchisor. These funds are used to develop marketing strategies and materials to help promote The Popcorner brand and overall franchise network.

The initial term of your franchise agreement is ten years, with two subsequent successor agreement options of five years each.

Contact us at (316) 733-0099 or franchise@thepopcorner.store, or complete the form provided on this site. We’ll set up a time to discuss important details and next steps toward an opportunity to own a popcorn and candy shop franchise and help you make an informed decision.

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