Doc Popcorn

Doc Popcorn

Kettle-cooked popcorn
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Units as of 2020
95 (18 lost in 3 years)
18.9%
2021 Franchise 500 Rank
N/R Not ranked last year
Initial investment
$54K - $354K

Company Overview

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.

About Doc Popcorn

Industry
Food
Founded
2003
Parent Company
Dippin' Dots
Leadership
Steve Rothenstein, Sr. Director of Franchising

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2009 (12 years)
# of employees at HQ
4
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
95 (as of 2020)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
155 Main St.
Paducah, KY 42003

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Doc Popcorn franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$15,000
Initial Investment
$53,909 - $353,789
Net Worth Requirement
$250,000
Cash Requirement
$80,000
Veteran Incentives
15% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1%
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

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

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
60 hours
Classroom Training
27 hours
Ongoing Support
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Marketing Planning & Support
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Yes
Can this franchise be run part time?
Yes
# of employees required to run
5
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021
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