Friday, January 18, 2013
Jan. 19 is National Popcorn Day and Lake Forest's Popcorn Factory is on the list.
Cheesy. Caramel-covered. Plain butter. How do you like your popcorn? Want more Lake Forest-Lake Bluff business news? Sign up for our free newsletter. Did you know that this Saturday, Jan. 19, is National Popcorn Day? The Popcorn Board website says while the exact date of National Popcorn Day is often disputed, with some saying that National Popcorn Day is really on the day of the Super Bowl, Jan. 19 is the one day that many agree upon. Here are some interesting facts about popcorn, thanks to The Popcorn Board: Want to enjoy some popcorn on National Popcorn Day? Doc Popcorn, located in Westfield Hawthorn Mall and the Lake Forest Oasis, offers flavors like sweet butter, klassic kettle, cheesy cheddar, better butter, triple white cheddar, …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Former paramedic finds a second career, becomes his own boss with Doc Popcorn.
If budding entrepreneur Barry McLean gets his way, Doc Popcorn soon will be recognized as a healthy snacking option across Illinois tollway blue boards, and regional high-traffic venues. McLean, new to business management, recently opened his first Doc Popcorn franchise at the Lake Forest Oasis, just six months after initially contacting the Boulder, Colo., headquarters for information on the franchise opportunity. Now he is under contract to open 10 more Doc Popcorn locations. McLean doesn’t consider himself an empire builder. As a Chicago paramedic out of O’Hare International Airport for 26 years, his career plans changed when he was injured and unable to return to work. “I was not looking for a career change,” McLean said. “I got hurt …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Best known for its online service, there is a store open to consumers at the company's Lake Forest address.
The Popcorn Factory has been part of the unincorporated area of Lake Forest for more than 30 years, residing at 13970 W. Laurel Drive. Over that time, the company has expanded to incorporate two buildings covering 140,000 square feet of production space dedicated to producing popcorn. For more information, call 1-888-216-0235 or visit their website.