Jan 212013

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

As we take the day to reflect on Martin Luther King’s life and message, we asked a few employees to share what the day means to them personally…

“Many people don’t want to take risks, and he took a lot of risks for a good cause. Sometimes you may have to take risks to get things done, to get people to see things your way, and sometimes the risk that you take pays off. He laid the groundwork for the civil rights movement, new laws, for everything to get better. That willingness to take risks can be applied to our lives, the workplace, school, anything that can be on the path to something better. So Martin Luther King Day means a lot.”

–Sterling W. @ 625 N. Michigan

“Martin Luther King Day is a day that symbolizes that everyone is equal, and he fought for that equality. Not only him, there were tons of other people, and although the day recognizes him it means something to millions of people. That day is not just for him, it’s for everyone — not just black people or white people, it’s a day for everyone to be united.”

– Yoseph C. @ 625. North Michigan

“It’s a time to pause and reflect on history, civil rights in this country, how far we have come as a people and how far we still must go to realize Martin Luther King’s dream.”

–Mary Ann Y. @ Garrett Popcorn Shops HQ

Aug 242012

If you’re in Chicago, stop by our 625 N Michigan Ave location for an extra special treat. Through August 31, MasterCard® card holders are eligible for a complimentary upgrade from a medium to a large bag of The Chicago Mix.

But wait, there’s more! If you’re not in Chicago, you can still enjoy the perks of being a MasterCard® card holder. Order a Garrett Popcorn Tin online with a MasterCard®, and receive $4.95 UPS ground shipping with online promo code GNMAA.

Both special offers are available through August 31.

Sep 262011

Wilco The Whole LoveHey Wilco fans! When you purchase Wilco‘s new album The Whole Love at Garrett Popcorn Shops, $2 will be donated to the Jane Addams Hull House Association. The CD will be available tomorrow (9/27/11) at our 625 North Michigan Avenue, 26 West Randolph, Navy Pier, and Merchandise Mart locations.

Both Wilco and Garrett Popcorn believe in giving back to the community. We chose Jane Addams Hull House because of their work in improving social conditions for under-served people in Chicago.

The organization provides child care, domestic violence counseling and prevention, economic development, family services, job training, literacy training, senior service, foster care, independent living, and housing assistance for 60,000 children, families and community members each year. Hull House also advocates for social and public policy reforms and initiatives that impact the lives of the men, women, and children in the communities they serve.

Learn more about Jane Addams Hull House Association on their web site and on Facebook.