Puts ‘Popcorn Theatre’ in the Malls……
Launched in Calgary in 2015, the fresh popped gourmet Poko Popcorn opened its flagship location at the CF Chinook Centre in 2017 featuring the fresh air-popped gourmet popcorn. Presently, the chain counts seven locations in malls in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Several of the locations are combined with Marble Slab Creamery locations. Poko Popcorn Founder and President of Marble Slab Creamery Canada, Cam Inglis explains that the kernels are air popped and coated with real ingredients, not processed oils, which allows even the health-conscious ‘snackers’ to indulge in the tasty ready-to-eat product. All production is right in front of the customer, adding a ‘theatre’ component, and venting or fire suppression is not required. The process does not emit odors in the common area. The units are designed to be small and versatile with little equipment required to serve customers a variety of sweet and salty flavors from warm, hand-crafted batches. And they are positioned to attract attention with the tumbling freshly popped popcorn and the brand’s eye-catching colours. A franchise concept, Poko Popcorn is now seeking locations in high traffic malls from British Columbia to Ontario. The chain has retained Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services Inc. to handle the search with Sarah Green in the east and Chris Chan and Madeleine Bylow in the west. Poko Popcorn units will operate in kiosk locations in the 200 square foot range and in-line units of 300 to 500 square feet.
CATEGORY: Specialty Food
Chain Name: Poko Popcorn
Company Name: Poko Popcorn Inc.
Mailing Address: 626 Manitou Rd. SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4C5
Tel: 888/337-7522 Fax:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.pokopopcorn.ca
Menu Specialty: Small batch fresh and warm popcorn in over twelve flavours such as White Cheddar, Salted Butter and Caramel Corn or specialty flavours like Spicy Jalapeno Cheddar or Caramel Coconut and more coming.
Introduced: Introduced in Calgary, Alberta in 2015
No. of Locations: Five in Alberta, One in Saskatchewan, One in Manitoba (Some are co-brand in Marble Slab Creamery sites).
Areas of Operation: Canada
Types of Location: A & B malls, Mixed use locations, Pedestrian walkways and Co-branding formats.
Business Type (corp., franchise, jv): Franchise
Size Req’d: In-line – 300 to 500 sq.ft., kiosk – 200 sq.ft.
Special Requirements: Pedestrian traffic and visibility
Contact Name: Cam Inglis – Founder, President
Mandy Etienne – Director, Marketing
REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATIVES: (West) Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services, 355 Burrard St., 14th Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2G6 (Chris Chan – 604/628-4325 email@example.com) & (Madeleine Byblow – 604/628-4334 firstname.lastname@example.org)
(East) Jones Lang LaSalle Real Estate Services, 22 Adelaide St. West, 26th Floor, East Tower, Toronto, Ontario M5H 4E3 (Sarah Green -416/391-6964 email@example.com)
PARENT COMPANY: Poko Popcorn Inc., Calgary, Alberta
Related Chains: Marble Slab Creamery
Last Report: Developers & Chains #1842