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Customer Testimonial
"It's really about a tradition going back to the days of Cracker Jack and the World's Fair at the turn of the century. It's a fun snack to have and fairly easy to make."

Jonathan N. Kaufman
Wells Street Popcorn

"It's a fun business to be in that doesn't have a high cost to get started. It gives you great satisfaction that you're pleasing people. And it's great to create so many smiles!"

Heidi & Wiley Plummer
Kernel Cody's Popcorn Shoppe

Gold Medal has been there for our company from the beginning and have continued to share new ideas, provide technical support, and keep us updated on new products!

Tina & Dan Stacy
Cincinnati Popcorn

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Caramel Corn Business
Queen City Popcorn
Cincinnati International Airport

President Obama visits Kernel Cody's Popcorn Shoppe
Kernel Cody's Popcorn Shoppe
LaClaire, Iowa

Many people have seen caramel corn shops in shopping malls and other high-traffic locations and thought, "If I can get a location like that, I can make a fortune." Unfortunately, these location are not easy to get, and some mall managers have decided that all food operations should be stuck out on a food oasis or food court. While it is possible to develop a very loyal clientele for your variety flavors of popcorn, it's a lot nicer to have some impulse traffic near the shop. For higher profit potential, you need to make it very easy for patrons to drop in and make a purchase. Don't disregard shopping malls, outlets, or tourist destinations.

Another key to starting a gourmet popcorn business is to look for an excellent, high-traffic spot at a reasonable rent. It's great to be near two or three other retailers who also will be generating heavy traffic. If you have an opportunity to observe other successful multi-flavored popcorn shops, make a note to record the types of customers who seem to be regulars. Basically, you would like a location where you can develop plenty of traffic from 11:30 in the morning to at least 7:30 in the evening on weekdays.

Other Caramel Corn Success Stories
Michele's Sweet Shoppe Poppington's Popcorn
The All American Popcorn Shop Kernel Cody's Popcorn Shoppe
Naper Nuts Cincinnati Popcorn
Queen City Popcorn Wells Street Popcorn