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Mother Knows Best

No longer do women have to choose between a career and motherhood. But finding time to work and have a successful foodservice career—while also raising kids and staying in tune with a busy family—can be a daunting challenge.

“The restaurants are very important to us, but my family is very important to me, as well,” says America Corrales Bortin, cofounder of America’s Taco Shop in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The Power of Mom

In the spirit of QSR’s Year of Women in Foodservice initiative, we’re dedicating a monthly section to recognizing the issues that affect women in foodservice and the contributions they make in our industry. If you know a woman with an inspiring story to share or an issue you think needs to be addressed, send your ideas to

The number of U.S. households with kids under 18 is about 39 million—33 percent of the country—and moms run more than twice as many single-parent households as dads.

Doc Popcorn Opens 70th Location in New York

Underscoring its position as a leader in the multibillion-dollar snack industry, Doc Popcorn announced the opening of its 70th location.

This opening marks a major milestone for Doc Popcorn, as it secures its status as the largest popcorn retailer in the world.

A local franchise group opened the kiosk at The Galleria at White Plains Mall in White Plains, New York, and has expansion plans to open nine additional units throughout the East Coast.

Doc Popcorn is "Popping for Pink" This October

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month and National Popcorn Popping Month, Doc Popcorn has announced the launch of its “Popping for Pink” campaign.

During the month of October, Doc Popcorn guests at participating locations who donate $1 to breast cancer prevention will receive a $1 off coupon for use on their next purchase.

Doc Popcorn Headquarters will match a percentage of all donations collected. All donations will stay in the community and benefit local nonprofit organizations. 

Doc Popcorn Prescribes New Location in Arkansas Mall

Local entrepreneur Adam Sinnard is fulfilling Jonesboro, Arkansas’ snack cravings, offering a delicious, all-natural, fresh-popped snack, with his recently opened Doc Popcorn at 3000 E. Highland Drive in The Mall at Turtle Creek.

Located in front of JCPenney, Doc Popcorn’s PopKiosk provides passers-by with a delicious, fresh-popped snack in a variety of all-natural flavors. Doc Popcorn pops its whole-grain kernels in 100 percent corn oil and offers a wide variety of distinctive flavors made from blends of natural ingredients.

The New Food Court

With mall vacancies at a high, the food court is becoming more important.

Ever since the first farmers packed up their produce to sell in the town square, food has been an important part of the shopping experience. But lately, it seems the food is better than ever.

At the Macy’s in Chicago, celebrity chefs like Rick Bayless have set up shop with their own quick-service or fast-casual restaurants. In London, luxury department store Harrods boasts 30 restaurants ranging from casual to opulent. And these aren’t the only places beefing up their food offerings.

Working with Your Board is a Give, Take

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.

Family Team Takes Doc Popcorn Into San Diego

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.