Industry News | October 2, 2012
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.
To date, Doc Popcorn has 68 locations in 29 states and is growing at a rapid pace.
“Breast cancer affects so many people’s lives, and as a franchise system, we are trying to help in any way we can and, in this case, popping for a meaningful cause,” says Renée Israel, cofounder and Mama Pop of Doc Popcorn.
As the only fresh-popped, all-natural flavored popcorn franchise, 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.
Gourmet flavors range from cheesy cheddar and sweet butter to sinfully cinnamon and hoppin’ jalapeno.
Doc Popcorn flavors are also gluten free and nut free with soy-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free options also available.
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QSR® magazine has always found space to report on the charitable works and deeds of members of the foodservice community. But recently it became important to us to step up our efforts, and the decision was made to consolidate these stories in one place so you, the reader, could easily learn about what the industry is doing when it comes to giving back.
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Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's International, told readers in the very first issue of QSR magazine that "Profit is not a dirty word." But Thomas also worked tirelessly for the many charitable causes that touched his life. In so doing, he proved that running a successful business extends beyond the bottom line and that the real rewards in life are measured in a currency far greater than the dollar.
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