Doc Popcorn

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.

Doc Popcorn Inks 25th Franchise Agreement

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.

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