About Garrett Popcorn Shops®


Popcorn Tradition

At Garrett Popcorn Shops®, we’ve maintained our dedication to fresh, delicious popcorn since we first opened at 10 West Madison Street in Chicago. We continue to use only the highest quality ingredients from area producers as we handcraft our gourmet popcorn in old-fashioned copper kettles. We strive to deliver the same popcorn today that customers first talked about in 1949.

What makes Garrett Popcorn Shops® so special? We hot air pop our signature blend of kernels, which we then mix into our secret family recipes. Every batch is handmade daily and the result is an irresistible snacking sensation, which has generated lines outside of our retail locations for decades.

Our highest priority is to satisfy our customers’ cravings for great popcorn. When local fans asked for a mixture of sweet and salty, we created The Chicago Mix: a blend of our famous CaramelCrisp® and CheeseCorn recipes. It remains our most popular flavor and a consistent favorite throughout our entire fan base. Our year round menu also includes Plain, Buttery, Cashew CaramelCrisp®, Almond CaramelCrisp®, Pecan CaramelCrisp® and Macadamia CaramelCrisp®. Keep an eye out for our seasonal flavors from time to time as well. You never know what will pop up!

Our great taste has gone global, but hometown values guide us. Although our gourmet popcorn has traveled to New York, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, our many Chicago locations keep us firmly grounded at home. When you visit, you can find us in the heart of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, next to popular theater and tourist attractions, or as you catch a plane at O’Hare International Airport.

If you are unable to visit one of our shops here or abroad, you can still find us online at GarrettPopcorn.com or reach us by phone at 888-4-POPCORN / 888-476-7267. Experience firsthand why Garrett Popcorn Shops® have been Chicago Tradition Since 1949.

  73 Responses to “About Garrett Popcorn Shops®”

  1. he folks I read your blog and I think you’re blog will be one of the bests if you keep up the good work!

  2. Hi, do you know if it’s halal for Muslims? Thanks!

    • We’re not certified halal at this time, sorry

      • hi, may i check if it’s not halal because it uses non halal ingredients (eg alcoholic bases/animal emulsifiers etc) or it just did not seek to be certified as halal? Also does this apply only to the US outlets or all?

        • We are seeking halal certification in Malaysia, but don’t know if we will be certified before our stores open.

          While we use the same ingredients in all of our stores, there is no global certification for halal. So a certification in Malaysia would not be an endorsement of the same popcorn in other countries. At this time we do not plan to seek halal certification in the United States.

          Thank you, I hope this answers your questions.

          • Which flavours are suitable for vegetarians?

          • i strongly believe that if you have Halal Certification, you will have more and more customers buying garrett’s popcorn :)

          • We agree, and it is something that Garrett Popcorn Shops is pursuing. Thank you!

          • Hi,
            I’m a BIG fan of Garrett Popcorn, the taste is GREAT! I just love it and always recommend others to taste it too and i believe they will always come back for more. However, I was stunned when 1 of my friend brought out the HALAL topic which i think is a neccessary thing for us MUSLIM. Therefore, i strongly hope your store will be the first store worldwide that gets the HALAL cert. 😀

            Thank you for bringing the great taste in M’sia. 😉

          • Husainy, we are pursuing Halal certification. Thank you!

      • Can you tell us what are the ingredients you used.

  3. do u have franchise in malaysia?

  4. Do you offer franchises? I was under the impression that all of your stores are family/company owned. Is that true?

    • Sorry, we don’t offer franchise opportunities. Garrett Popcorn Shops is owned by a Chicago-based family.

      • Is there any chance you all would consider opening a store here in Indianapolis? It is a pleasure working with your Corporate Customer Service rep Lauren C.!

        • LeWana, hope you’ll consider GarrettPopcorn.Com your local Shop until one opens near you!

  5. When are your stores in KLCC n One Utama opening? Is there any opening promo activities? :-)

  6. Btw, I’ve just tried your popcorn 10 days ago in KL (friend brought back from Singapore) and I’ve already made a trip to Singapore just to get a few bags for myself and my loved ones! Thank you for the best popcorn in the world!!! :-)

  7. Could you let us know which flavours are suitable for vegetarians since they are not certified Halal?

  8. really appreciate if you could get the halal certification soon :)

  9. I am a big fan of Garrett popcorn and I will like to thank you for opening the shops in Singapore.

    However, I will like to enquire if all your popcorn is made FRESHLY on the same day?
    This is because I have just bought a bag of Garrett popcorns (LARGE) for my enjoyment through the Christmas holidays and I am TOTALLY DISAPPOINTED to say that the whole packet of popcorns is NOT crunchy! And this was only about 2 hours after purchase! This batch had been a TOTAL WASTE of my money.

    Could it be the time I bought the popcorns? Because in all my previous purchases, I usually buy them in the morning with the exception of this purchase which I bought in the evening.

    I really hope you can give me a form of explanation because we pay a premium for Garrett popcorns and this definately isnt the standard we should be getting!!!!!!

    From a very annoyed and angry customer

    • Our popcorn is handmade in small batches throughout the day. I apologize for your experience and encourage you to leave details via our site at http://www.garrettpopcorn.com/service/contact/. Thank you!

      • With reference to Annie’s experience, today i also experience it. I bought it in the evening at Great World City for my kids. We ate it immediately in the cinema. To our disappointment, it is not as crunchy as it use to be especially the cheese version. It’s totally soft. As a result, my kids don’t like it unlike their usual behavior !!!

        I had been supporting Garrett from it’s first open in Singapore and today’s quality was the worst.

        I fully agree with Annie, since we are paying for a premium for Garrett popcorns and this definitely isn’t the standard we should be getting !!!

        From a disappointed customer.

        • Hi Jac, I apologize for your disappointment. I have passed your message along to the branch manager who should be in touch with you shortly. We appreciate your loyalty and hope to serve you better in the future.

  10. Is Garrett popcorn going to be halal certified in Singapore?

  11. im 12 and my granmother carol lenise garret told me that the founders of garret popcorn are my ansesters and that her grandfather leo garret who passed in 2007 was our family garret and the popcorn garrets were his extended family. please write back:)

    • Marsan, sorry but we didn’t find that connection in our company records. Thanks for writing!

  12. By now did your company get the halal cert?

  13. I was trying to inquire to see if you were hiring at this location. I’ve been looking for a application for this location but unfortunately I was unable to find one.

    • Sorry, it’s not clear which location you’re referring to from your comment. If you complete the online application and you’re selected to move forward in the hiring process, you may indicate your preferences for Shop location at that time. Our employment opportunities are listed here: http://www.garrettpopcorn.com/careers/ Thank you!

  14. would you consider opening a store in Manila, Philippines with local partners?

  15. is it halal certfc already have??

  16. So happy to be reunited with my favorite popcorn!! I moved to New England 30 years ago. I never forgot the wonderful taste but couldn’t remember the store name. While vacationing recently, I caught a morning show that featured your popcorn. I know where that is!! I remember standing in line! Now I can order online and share, or maybe not… 😉 Maybe someday you can open a store in the Boston area. :-)

  17. hello. im currently interested to opened garrett’s popcorn franchise in Johor Bahru. May i know who can i seek regarding this matter? any representatives available for the asian region?? Your help would be most certainly be appreciated. Thank you.

    • Nazmi, thank you for your interest. Garrett Popcorn Shops is privately owned and does not franchise at this time.

  18. hi,sorry is your company going to open shops in UK.

  19. hi,…may i know if i can bring in garrett popcorn to Indonesia?

  20. I love that sexy Signature Silver & Gold tin with a Chicago mix. Yum, Yum, Yummy!!!

  21. Hi there, Can I know the status of your halal application. Thx.

  22. Hi, I do hope that you will consider franchising Garret Popcorn.Please inform me if you do. Thanks!

    • Thank you for your interest in Garrett Popcorn Shops®. We appreciate your enthusiasm for our brand and desire to see the company grow. However, our company is privately owned and does not seek to franchise at this time.

  23. i was floored to see the number of international garret’s (particularly singapore) and look at the meager offering we have in the US…Philly, Atlanta, East Lansing (MI), Toronto are cities that would welcome Garret popcorn (admittedly, these are place i travel to most oten). When will you increase your US base? I am flying to/from Chicago on sunday JUST for popcorn (and the restaurant across the street from the MI Ave store).

    Please expand in the US!

    • Michele, thanks for flying to Chicago to see us! I hope you’ll consider GarrettPopcorn.Com your local Shop until we can open a Shop near you.

  24. Hi, what ur halal status application now. Tq.

  25. Are there any business opportunities available as far as qualifying for a franchise. My family own a weekly newspaper in Chicago, that we have owed since 1971. I am the youngest of 2 sons who are sole functioning officers of the business. I live on Columbus, Ohio and would like to see if there are any opportunity. Thank you

  26. Hi there, just had a taste of your popcorn and am totally loving the caramel one. Was wondering if you would start an online shop like what you did in the US as I am pretty sure there are plenty like me who are not from KL and are not based in KL. Thanks.

  27. Hi, if i want to give popcorn gifts to my daughter’s birthday to celebrate in school? Is there any packaging for the popcorn and what’s the pricing? – Singapore

  28. Hi
    any request for HALAL certification in Spore or have you requested and in progress?
    If it does contain [eg lard] appreciate you highlight to us Muslims so we can avoid this at this time. Currently some of us may think that the ingredients are just butter, sugar, yr secret ingredients etc, and doesnt contain any pork/lard. Rgds!

  29. Hi
    what is the status of yr HALAL certification request in Spore [ if you have applied…since when was the waiting period? Yr caramel popcorns tempt me sooo much – but i think many Muslims wld like to know the answer to the question. TQ!

    • We’re in the process of having our ingredients Halal certified. Thanks!

  30. Hi, will you open shop in Thailand? :))

  31. I have never tasted your popcorn. I am so looking forward to it. I am a popcorn fanatic. I live in San Antonio, TX. I enjoyed reading the blog about your company. I would love to be employed with your company. I wish for you continued success. I plan to order one day soon. I cannot wait to taste it. I expect nothing but perfection based on the blogs I have read. Thank you for providing to so many a delicious and tasteful treat. I will let you know my thoughts when I order. I am sure they will be awesome and the treat delicious.

  32. Hi, folks. I live in Brazil and read about Garrett Popcorn in a local website, saying you are looking for partners to open stores here. I would like to talk about any oportunities related. Thank you.

  33. Just purchased several bags of popcorn to deliver in Oklahoma in several days. Was disappointed when the clerk told me it would stay fresh for a day. Any way that I can extend the timeframe?

    • Cindy, keep your Garrett Popcorn away from heat and humidity. Sealing your Garrett Popcorn in a plastic bag will also help. Thank you!

  34. Just got back form NY
    Just loved your pop corn !!
    Any chance yuo will open store in Israel ?

    • Thanks for trying Garrett Popcorn! Check back, you never know where we may pop up next!

  35. Could you comfirm when is your Halal cert be ready since people been asking the issue from last year 2011. How come it took sooooo looooong to get one? Tx dear.