Del's Popcorn Shop

The Del's Popcorn Shop franchise is a unique popcorn and candy business. The candy franchise has been around since 1934 when it was founded by John Baldwin, who opened a tiny confectionary called the Popcorn Shop at 145 North Main Street in downtown Decatur, Ill. He also ran a printing business in the basement of the confectionary. During this time, popcorn was a delicacy because of WWII. As a franchisee with the Del's Popcorn Shop, you have multiple streams of revenue including In-store products, merchandise, corporate and other seasonal gifts, and online sales. Customers can't get enough of the candy brand's popcorn, fudge, roasted nuts, chocolates, and more. 

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Del's Popcorn Shop

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Del's Popcorn Shop Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022

Background

Many Americans have a sweet tooth. A big part of that is popcorn. The global popcorn market is predicted to reach $15 billion by 2023. To meet the demand of 45 quarts of popcorn consumed per person per year, prospective franchisees can invest in the Del's Popcorn Shop franchise. The candy franchise has been around since 1934 when it was founded by John Baldwin, who opened a tiny confectionary called the Popcorn Shop at 145 North Main Street in downtown Decatur, Ill. He also ran a printing business in the basement of the confectionary. During this time, popcorn was a delicacy because of WWII. During a meeting with a friend, everything changed. In 1945, Baldwin leased the Popcorn Shop to Del Barnett, who later purchased it in 1952 and changed its name to Del's Popcorn Shop. Fast forward to today, and the brand is well known around the U.S.  
As a franchisee with the Del's Popcorn Shop, you have multiple streams of revenue including In-store products, merchandise, corporate and other seasonal gifts, and online sales. Customers can't get enough of the candy brand's popcorn, fudge, roasted nuts, chocolates, and more. While you will learn everything you need to know from the franchisor, previous business experience is always a plus. You will have great support and training, which consists of an initial training program that lasts for 21 days at the brand's College of Popcorn Knowledge. At the College of Popcorn Knowledge, training includes classroom and on-the-job instruction, plus five days in an operating store. A representative will spend four days providing onsite assistance and additional training, after the grand opening.

Company Details

Founded: 1934
First franchise: 2020
Headquarters: Springfield, IL 
Canada: No
International: No
Absentee: No
Mobile/home-based: No
Exclusive territory: Yes

 

Support and Training Offered By Del's Popcorn Shop

In terms of support and training, you can expect a 3-week initial training program that is broken down into classroom and on-the-job instruction. During this program, you'll learn everything you need to know about running the candy franchise. This includes the business' culture, sales, hiring, build out and site selection assistance, marketing and advertising, and more. This support and training is ongoing.  

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Del's Popcorn Shop Franchise.

What does a Del's Popcorn Shop Franchise Cost?

Del's Popcorn Shop franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Investment: $301,919 - $456,651
Veteran Incentives: Yes; 20% off franchise fee
Cash Requirement: $120,000
Net Worth Requirement: $400,000
Royalty Fee: 6%
Initial Franchise Fee: $30,000

Is Del's Popcorn Shop a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

No. Del's Popcorn Shop is not a semi absentee franchise. The owner of the franchise (the franchisee) is expected to be involved in all aspects of day-to-day operations.

Is Del's Popcorn Shop a Home Based franchise?

No. Del's Popcorn Shop is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Del's Popcorn Shop Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Del's Popcorn Shop franchisees make. Del's Popcorn Shop offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Del's Popcorn Shop Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Del's Popcorn Shop franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Del's Popcorn Shop Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Del's Popcorn Shop franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Del's Popcorn Shop Looking for International franchisees?

No. Del's Popcorn Shop franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Miscellaneous & Unique, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

LESS THAN 20 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

Passive Franchise

No

Home Based Franchise

No

Item 19 Franchise

Yes

Veteran Discount

No

B2B

No

Franchise Opportunities in Canada

No

International Franchise Opportunities

No

Del's Popcorn Shop Franchises for Sale

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