Jul 242014
 

Every month, Garrett Popcorn Shops Team Members visit a Chicago neighborhood to share our Handcrafted Happiness with fans (and soon to be fans!) for what we call #HappyFriday…

When we met President and Founder Sally Hazelgrove of Crusher’s Club at Tina Brown’s Women in the World event this spring, we knew we had to team up with her and host a #HappyFriday event at her gym. Crusher’s Club is a Chicago community organization that restores high risk youth to a path of maturity by using boxing, peer mentoring and music to teach respect, discipline, ownership and love.

Sally Hazelgrove at Women in the World

When our Team headed out of the office for #HappyFriday and arrived at the former church on 64th Street, we found Sally smiling ear to ear upon our arrival. She greeted us with open arms, as did all of the members of the Crusher’s Club. It instantly became a #HappyFriday for us all!

Crusher's Club

The Crusher’s Club members welcomed us into their training facility and music studio and then gave us the grand tour of the church. We absolutely adored their handcrafted signs and posters that encourage leadership, creativity and greatness, and we also enjoyed hearing the story of how Crusher’s Club came to be. They are transforming and inspiring dreamers through boxing and music – how cool!

http://crushersclub.org

http://crushersclub.org

The young folks of Crusher’s Club were thrilled to have our Garrett Popcorn Team on site and jumped in the ring to show us a few moves. Just as exciting was that the Voices of Englewood (featuring Crusher’s Club members) gave a VIP performance in the ring with their very own handcrafted tunes! Their words and talent were Like No Other and really touched our hearts. They even made up their very own “Garrett Popcorn Dance!”

“Just be patient, work hard and you will make it… lower your gun, it takes a nation of million to come together as one.”- Voices of Englewood in “I wanna Live”

http://crushersclub.org

We wanted to share this kernel of happiness with you, as we applaud Sally and all the young people of Crusher’s Club for all the hard work they are doing to make a positive impact in the world!

Keep up the great work and thanks for being fans of Garrett Popcorn Shops®!

CrushersClub.org

“Just be patient, work hard and you will make it… lower your gun, it takes a nation of million to come together as one.”- Voices of Englewood in “I Wanna Live”

To learn more about the Crusher’s Club, visit http://crushersclub.org and be sure to view more photos of our visit on Facebook.

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!

Mar 102014
 

This March we’re celebrating Nut CaramelCrisp all month long by offering you a special treat every Monday!

Whisper “MMMMMondays are Nuts” at our U.S. Shops today for a complimentary treat size Bag of the Chicago Mix when you purchase any size Bag of Nut CaramelCrisp.

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Enjoy, friends!