A 14-year veteran of the stock-trading industry who once controlled the trading desk for Washington Mutual, Cary Cheung has immersed himself in the quick-serve world. The Doc Popcorn franchisee has two units, one in Escondido and West Covina, California.
Headlines touting a power struggle between the CEO and board of directors of a company usually garner more attention than those championing the successes of such relationships. But the partnership between a CEO and his company’s board of directors is crucial to the success of many companies.
For this reason, many in the quick-serve industry say it’s imperative for CEOs to not only establish effective relations with the board, but to also maintain and improve those relations at every opportunity.
Doc Popcorn, the only fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchisor on the planet, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with Bruce and Ellen Burr to open a location in Vernon Hills, Illinois. The new Doc Popcorn will be the brand’s first location to open in Illinois.
Husband-and-wife team Jon and Cris Kirkland and their son Austin are satisfying San Diego’s snack cravings with their recently opened Doc Popcorn at Westfield Plaza Camino Real Mall, offering an all-natural fresh-popped snack.
The new Doc Popcorn is the second location to open in Southern California, joining an existing location in West Covina. A third Doc Popcorn is in development for the San Diego area, and will open at the Westfield North County Mall in Escondido.
Less than 18 months into its strategic franchise growth plan, Doc Popcorn awarded its 25th franchise agreement.
The fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchise inked the agreement with Cherri Oglesby, a North Brunswick, New Jersey, resident who is transitioning into entrepreneurship with Doc Popcorn from corporate America where she held merchandising positions with well-known global brands such as L’Oréal and Toys “R” Us.
There are two ways to sell fast food: get customers to come to your location, or go where people already are. The throngs at fairs, festivals, sporting events, and other gatherings—especially during the summer and fall—have become a tempting target for more quick-service operators.