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Experience the Thrill of Owning a Gourmet Popcorn Business

Exciting New Opportunities

As a licensee of our gourmet popcorn business, you open the doors to a world of exciting opportunities. Here's why you should join us:

High Profit Margins

With the relatively low cost of production and the ability to market our popcorn as a luxury snack item, you can enjoy high profit margins.

Broad Market Appeal

Our popcorn appeals to a wide range of consumers. With unique and diverse flavors, you can tap into a market that loves variety and innovation.

Versatility and Creativity

The gourmet popcorn business allows for creativity. Experiment with a wide array of flavors and keep your clientele excited for new product offerings.


Do you have questions about Partnering with Chicagoland Popcorn? You’ve come to the right place.

As a Licensee, you’ll benefit from our established brand reputation, proven business model, comprehensive training program, and continuous support in operations, marketing, and more.

Typically, the timeline for starting your business can depend on various factors, including securing a location, renovation time, equipment installation, and training. A detailed schedule will be customized to address each individual’s circumstances and desires.

 A representative will contact you once you complete and submit the Licensee Information Form. They will review the program details with you, including costs, during this follow-up discussion.

ChicagoLand Popcorn has just started the approval process for Franchising. Your inability to franchise with ChicagoLand Popcorn is due to the ongoing approval process.

A franchise is a significant business agreement that requires considerable review and fulfillment of various legal prerequisites. While the approval process is underway, Chicagoland Popcorn has to abide by rules and regulations that limit its ability to commit to franchising arrangements.

Only licensee agreements are permitted at this stage. This strategy allows both parties to collaborate professionally while ensuring legal compliance during the evaluation and approval process.

Please don’t hesitate to ask if you have further questions or if you have an area you’d like more depth on.

The initial investment for equipment and build-out varies and is primarily dependent on your location and the scope of the build-out needed. Broadly, it might fall somewhere between $75,000 and $175,000. However, please note that this estimate can increase when taking into account any state and local permits or certifications required for legally operating your business. The costs of these permits and certifications will need to be factored in the final costs.

Yes!  The Indiana Popcorn School’s Gourmet Popcorn MasterClass is required for potential Licensees because it walks you through the ins and outs of running a gourmet popcorn business, regardless of your experience level. You’ll gain valuable knowledge, resources, and strategies to start and grow your business through varied avenues, such as online platforms, mobile pop-ups, or traditional physical stores. The MasterClass, a comprehensive one-day training, equips you with the requisite skills to launch and manage a successful popcorn business, whether a novice or an advanced learner.

While many individuals are interested in partnering with CLP, we also acknowledge and support those who desire to acquire the knowledge to open their independent popcorn shops, separate from any partnerships or agreements.

While the standard cost of the MasterClass is $4,995, we believe in giving extra value to our confirmed Licensees. Therefore, if you’re an approved and confirmed CLP Licensee, you’re eligible for a special discount, and the MasterClass investment will only be $2,995.

(We were informed that their website would be active soon, and the inaugural Gourmet Popcorn MasterClass is scheduled for March 2, 2024.)

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