Garrett Popcorn

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 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 famousCaramelCrisp® 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! Garrett Popcorn’s great taste has gone global, but hometown values guide us. Although our 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.

Jul 022014
 

Being “A Chicago Tradition” is a badge of honor to us, and we feel that as such a tradition, it is our responsibility to give back to our hometown.

This month, Garrett Popcorn is giving back to the city of Chicago by celebrating Special Olympics Chicago Month! For the entire month of July, 10% of all Tinfetti® Tin sales will be donated to Special Olympics Chicago.

We are extremely excited to help them in their mission “to promote, foster and encourage physical and mental health and improvement for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and closely related developmental disabilities.”

If you would like to join us in supporting Special Olympics Chicago (and satisfying your cravings for delicious Gourmet Popcorn), then stop by one of our Chicago Shops or order online this month!

 

10% of all Garrett Popcorn Tinfetti Tin proceeds go to Special Olympics Chicago this July

 

Jun 262014
 

It’s officially summer in our Sweet Home Chicago, and we at Garrett Popcorn wanted to share our favorite Summer activities in The Windy City!

Our beautiful hometown of Chicago is blessed with gorgeous parks, relaxing beaches and famous attractions. If you’re going to be in Chicago this summer and need plans or you’re a Chicago native looking for something new, check out some of our favor summertime activities.

Garrett Popcorn Summer

Perhaps the most famous of Chicago’s attractions, Navy Pier, is a Chicago staple. Right on beautiful Lake Michigan, Navy Pier has a little something for everyone. Take a spin on the giant ferris wheel for a picturesque view of the Chicago skyline and the lake. After a ride on the ferris wheel, there is loads of shopping and dining to enjoy all along the Pier. And if you have a kiddo, there’s nothing better than the Chicago Children’s Museum. Oh, and for some fun on the water, definitely check out some of the cruises on Lake Michigan!

Beyond the iconic destination of Navy Pier, the Chicago is home to some amazing parks. Right along Lake Michigan, Grant Park and Millennium Park in the heart of Chicago are the perfect places to soak up the summer sun. Both are the perfect hot spots for taking in the sights of Chicago. Undoubtedly the most famous aspect of Chicago’s parks is Cloud Gate, or as it is more commonly known, “The Bean”. This tourist hotspot, famed for people taking photos of their reflections, is the focal point of Millennium Park.

Chicago Skyline

A must see attraction has to be Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. The perfect location to admire the Chicago skyline, particularly during dusk as the falling sun illuminates Chicago’s magnificence across a twilight blue canvas. The fountain is breathtaking in its own right, capturing everyone’s attention with remarkable waterworks and captivating lights. You may also recognize Grant Park from the news last year when over two million people packed into the park to celebrate the Chicago Blackhawks‘ Stanley Cup victory.

Chicago Blackhawks

The parks also include a wealth of summer events to partake in, including Taste of Chicago and Movies in the Parks among a host of special events and festivals. Enjoy the beautiful outdoor weather with music and movies and food. After the brutal winter Chicago experienced this summer, we better enjoy the heat while we can!

If you’re a sports fanatic, there’s always the summer tradition of a ballgame. Both the White Sox and Cubs offer incredible experiences, and for any baseball purists, the iconic Wrigley Field is one of the most historically rich ballparks in America.

And, of course, we have to mention Garrett Popcorn Shops. Getting that sweet, wonderful aroma as you walk up to one of our Shops to soak up the Garrett Popcorn experience of standing in line to get the Handcrafted Happiness from our joyous Team Members. It’s A Chicago Tradition, especially in the beautiful summer weather.

Enjoy the experience of Garrett Popcorn Shops this summer, and check out all that our hometown of Chicago has to offer in the summer!

Jun 232014
 

Continuing our strong commitment to being “A Chicago Tradition,” Garrett Popcorn was proud to be at the Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational over the weekend.

Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational

Organized by Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould and his Goulden Touch charity, the Celebrity Gold Invitational raises money to help those in need. Over the years, the Goulden Touch has partnered with organizations in a variety of interests, including education, health and medical research.

Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational

It is certainly no secret that Garrett Popcorn are huge fans of Chicago sports, so to work with one of the Bears’ prominent stars in his mission to raise money for terrific causes is a humbling honor. We were thrilled to provide the gift of Handcrafted Happiness to all who participated in the Invitational.

If you would like to donate to the Robbie Gould Celebrity Golf Invitational and the Goulden Touch, please visit their website.

And if you’re disappointed to have missed out on the Handcrafted Happiness at the Invitational, you can always order a Tin from our website.