Jul 242014
 

With one of Chicago’s premier music festivals rocking out last weekend, Garrett Popcorn hit the streets outside of Pitchfork for Happy Friday!

As people queued up to enjoy the opening day of Pitchfork on Friday, our Team passed out complimentary Bags of Chicago Mix to both long-time fans and people who had never tasted Handcrafted Happiness before.

Happy Friday at Pitchfork

Pitchfork, like any music festival, is definitely more of a marathon than a sprint, so hopefully our Chicago Mix got everyone fueled up for a long and exciting three days of music right before they got past the gate!

Garrett Popcorn was also excited to be involved with a Pitchfork after party at Nellcôte. Definitely nothing better than winding down at an after party to enjoy Handcrafted Happiness.

We hope everyone had a great time!

Pitchfork 2014 After Party

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.

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