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Doc Popcorn Expands Into Japan

[ 0 ] Jun. 3, 2014 | SBO Editor

Doc Popcorn

Doc Popcorn Opens First of at Least 10 Locations Planned for
Japan. Fresh-Popped News: Franchised Popcorn Retailer Expands Into
Asia

Doc Popcorn -innovator of fresh-popped, kettle-cooked popcorn – continues to
increase its franchise footprint overseas with its first location set
to open in Japan.

Nearly three months after the master franchise agreement with FS
Planning was finalized, the first of at least 10 new locations planned
for Japan will open in the Harajuku Tokyu Plaza. The new destination
PopShop(TM) introduces a new model to the franchise system’s portfolio
which provides customers with an expanded in-store experience. This is
in addition to Doc Popcorn’s more traditional PopKiosk(TM) and Mobile
PopCart(TM) models seen stateside.

International Doc Popcorn

Doc Popcorn Harajuku is owned and operated by FS Planning, comprised of
franchise partners and experienced restaurateurs Takeshi Furuhara,
Masahiro Saito and Yu Abe. This franchise group has built previous
successes in various capacities within the restaurant industry with
concepts such as Maxim de Paris, Vieille Vigne, Cote de Rouge,
Dominique Saibron and Radish Boy.

“International demand for American brands is growing each year and
we’re honored that there is a desire for our fresh-popped,
better-for-you snack in such a thriving market,” said Rob Israel,
co-founder and “Big Pop” of Doc Popcorn. “We’re looking forward to a
long-term partnership with FS Planning. Given their strong track-record
in the restaurant industry, we’re confident they have the experience
required to succeed in their market.”

With snack consumption on the rise as reported in a recent Technomic
study, Doc Popcorn is well positioned in the marketplace with its goal
of revolutionizing snacking – for the better. Using 100% corn oil,
proprietary natural flavor blends and other high-quality ingredients,
Doc Popcorn handcrafts a wide-variety of fresh-popped specialty flavors
of popcorn, from Sweet Butter and Klassic Kettle to Hoppin’ Jalapeno
and Cheesy Cheddar. Popcorn flavors are whole grain, gluten-free and
nut-free with soy-free, dairy-free and sugar-free options available.

Currently, Doc Popcorn has more than 85 locations in the U.S., Mexico,
Puerto Rico and Japan, and is executing additional points of presence
in key domestic and international markets that are interested in
innovative, healthier and easily portable snacks.

For more information about Doc Popcorn, including franchise
opportunities, visit www.docpopcorn.com.

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