Aug 292014
 

We can all agree that Garrett Popcorn is “Priceless,” which is exactly why we teamed up with MasterCard to treat our lovely friends in Chicago along Michigan Avenue last week.

We teamed up with MasterCard to share our Handcrafted Happiness in Chicago last week as part of the MasterCard Priceless Chicago event on the Magnificent Mile!

MasterCard Priceless Chicago

For an hour each day, we surprised MasterCard customers on Michigan Avenue with a complimentary Bag of our Garrett Mix. Our fans were thrilled to be treated with a complimentary snack as they strolled down the Magnificent Mile. Customers also received a complimentary upgrade from a Medium Bag to a Large Bag when they visited a Garrett Popcorn Shop – truly a PRICELESS experience!

If you weren’t able to join us last week, remember that you can visit one of our Shops or order on our new website to have your own PRICELESS experience any day of the week!

Aug 202014
 

As Garrett Popcorn prepares to POP up in Detroit, we took a trip to bring a taste of the Windy City to our friends in the Motor City.

Last weekend, a team from our Chicago offices took off on a road trip to visit the location of our newest Shop in Michigan. On Friday, we took our Happy Friday tradition to the fine people of Detroit, giving them a taste of our signature Garrett Mix!

Motor City Meets The Windy City

Garrett Popcorn loved hitting up the Beach Party at Campus Martius Park and seeing how excited everyone was to get their hands on our world famous Garrett Mix. Later on, we stopped by Comercia Park while the Detroit Tigers were playing to share our happiness as well. In just 90 minutes, we had shared our Handcrafted Happiness with 500 people!

Happy Friday

The reception we received from the people of Detroit was spectacular. Some of our fans even told us they “literally drive back to Chicago once a month for Garrett Popcorn!” Imagine their excitement knowing we’d be coming to Twelve Oaks Mall in Novi just next month!

Detroit Tigers

On Saturday morning, we set up our booth at the Woodward Dream Cruise. From 9am to 4pm, we handed our over 8,000 complimentary samples of Garrett Popcorn to the attendees.

Woodward Dream Cruise

To see more from our adventures in Detroit last weekend, check out our photo albums on both Google+ and Pinterest. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news of when our Shop will officially be POPPING up in Detroit.

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.