Industry News | September 8, 2016

Doc Popcorn Begins its Oman Expansion

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Master franchisees Adil Nasser Al Sharyani and Adel Ali Lawati, who make up the franchise partner group Muscat Golden Skies, LLC, are opening a Doc Popcorn kiosk at the Oman China Mall, offering its fresh-popped kettle-cooked snack for the first time in Oman.

Their Doc Popcorn PopKiosk opened on Sept. 2. As the largest franchised retailer of fresh-popped flavored popcorn on the planet, 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 and other high-quality ingredients. Gourmet flavors range from Cheesy Cheddar and Sweet Butter to Caramel Bliss, and Hoppin' Jalapeño.

“We are so excited to bring Doc Popcorn to the Oman China Mall, which opened in our hometown last April,” says Nasser Al Saharyani. “Doc Popcorn brings an entirely new snacking experience to the country. The fresh-faced brand is certainly not your grandfather’s popcorn.”

With a goal of bringing at least seven locations to Oman over the next five years, Nasser Al Sharyani and Ali Lawati plan to open a combination of Doc Popcorn’s models, including PopCarts in Muscat and elsewhere to further establish the brand throughout the country. Oman’s locations will eventually offer fresh-popped flavors unique to the local palate.

“We are thrilled to welcome driven and passionate entrepreneurs like Adil Nasser Al Sharyani and Adel Ali Lawati into the Doc Popcorn franchise,” adds Rob Israel, CEO and co-founder of Doc Popcorn. “It is because of enthusiastic owners like Adil and Adel who help us continue our vision of creating smiles and changing the way people snack in high traffic venues around the world. This is a milestone for Doc Popcorn as we expand into our first Middle Eastern country. We believe the Gulf Cooperation Council region is a good fit for the brand, and expect to continue our growth in the region as Doc Popcorn proves to be successful.”

Doc Popcorn is well positioned in the marketplace to fill the demand for better-for-you snacks. Using 100 percent corn oil, proprietary flavor blends and high-quality ingredients, Doc Popcorn handcrafts a wide variety of fresh-popped specialty flavors. Doc Popcorn’s wide variety of flavors include gluten-free, nut-free, and dairy-free options.

Oman joins the list of Doc Popcorn’s growing international master franchised locations including Chile, Japan, and Mexico. Doc Popcorn also has a signed franchise agreement in Peru with more anticipated to fill the pipeline as Doc Popcorn continues to expand its footprint at home and abroad.

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