Doc Popcorn

  • Doc Popcorn Franchising, LLC
2775 West Park Dr.
Paducah, KY 42001
  • (866) 559-9744 / (270) 575-6990
  • (270) 575-6997 (Fax)

Doc Popcorn (DP) is the largest franchised retailer of fresh-popped kettle-cooked popcorn offering a fun, simple and affordable business opportunity. With several different models from which to choose, we offer flexible options from which to grow.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 2003

Franchising Since: 2009

Operating Units

Franchised Units 88 96.7%
Company-Owned Units 3 3.3%
Total Operating Units 91 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 91 93.8% In 35 States
Canada 0 0.0% In 0 Provinces
International 6 6.2% In 0 Foreign Countries
Total 97 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Texas 16
New Jersey 7
California 5

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? No
Size of Corporate Staff 10
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance No

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising Yes
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising Yes
Local Advertising Yes
Other Marketing Support Guerilla Marketing Materials; Social Media

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Included
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control N/A
Franchisee Newsletter N/A
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


On-Site 2 Days
Boulder, CO 5 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $250K
Cash Investment $72K
Total Investment $39.5-121.3K
Average Total Investment $80K


Initial Franchise Fee $15K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 6%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 0
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 2-3
Space Needs (in square feet) 120
Preferred Site Types Regional Mall
Other Site Types Allowed Sporting Arena, Concert, Airport, Convention Cente
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 4
General Business Experience 2
Specific Industry Experience 1
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 4
Personal Interviews 5
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 10
Passive Ownership? Allowed, but discouraged
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? Yes
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 12
Canada Yes
Overseas Yes
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