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Doc Popcorn

2014 Franchise 500
#234
At a Glance

Products & Services: All-natural flavored popcorn

Number of Locations: 94

Total Investment: $72K - $160K

Founded: 2003

Began Franchising: 2009

About Doc Popcorn

Seeking a healthy snack, Rob and Renee Israel began popping their own naturally-flavored popcorn in their New York City apartment in 2003. They then moved to Boulder, Colorado, and started selling their popcorn in malls, stadiums and stores throughout the state. They began franchising Doc Popcorn stores in 2009. The company's fresh-popped popcorn is available in a variety of all-natural flavors, including sugar-free, soy-free and dairy-free options.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 88 0 5 1
2013 86 0 0 1
2012 85 0 0 0
2011 44 0 0 0
2010 18 0 0 3
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $72,000 - $160,000
Franchise Fee: $37,500 - $69,500
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 10% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $100,000
Operations
20% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 5. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 5 days. At franchisee's location: 4 days.
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, National media,
Other marketing support: Social media, PR

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #234 (2014), #255 (2013),
Fastest-Growing: #84 (2013),
Top New: #8 (2014), #11 (2013),

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