Doc Popcorn
#269

Initial Investment

LOW: $39,500
HIGH: $355,050

Change in Units

+7.1% +7 UNITS (1 Year)
+12.1% +12 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

2003

Franchising Since

2009 (7 Years)

Corporate Address

5680 Logan Ct. Denver, CO 80216

CEO

Rob Israel

About Doc Popcorn

Rob and Renee Israel began popping their own flavored popcorn in their New York City apartment in 2003. They then moved to Boulder, Colorado, and started selling their fresh-popped kettle-cooked popcorn from carts and kiosks in malls, stadiums and entertainment venues throughout the state. Doc Popcorn began franchising in 2009.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$39,500 - $355,050

Net-worth Requirement

$250,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$80,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$7,500 - $15,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

6%

Financing Options

Doc Popcorn has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


15% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 234

Lowest Rank: 269

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 4 days

Training at headquarters: 5 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Grand Opening
Internet
Security

Marketing Support
Ad Slicks
Regional Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 5

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Updated: May 18th, 2016

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