Open Your Own Store




Thank you for taking the first step to opening your popcorn business by contacting Popculture Gourmet Popcorn "PGP" for training and consulting services for your new store. We’re glad you’re interested in what we do and we are excited to help fulfill your dreams of owning your own business. PGP has a reputation in Kansas City of delivering the finest quality popcorn using only the best ingredients. Our popcorn is made from real cheeses, made-from-scratch caramel, and delicious candy-coated popcorn creations. We strive for the best quality and are continually creating new flavors and processes to make our product the best. Our in-store, hands-on training is conducted in our very own kitchen, in Parkville, Mo. At PGP you will learn not only how to make our very own successful recipes - but also how to start your business from the ground-up. 

Customer service is our top priority and what makes us stand apart from competitors.

Our training and consulting program will allow you to offer customers more than great ice cream and the handcrafted popcorn they love. From custom store design to robust ongoing support, our training and consulting will allow you to immerse every customer in the full gourmet popcorn and ice cream experience. 


What’s included:

Start Up Costs

It’s important to know the initial investment required to open a store, as this may be a determining factor as to whether this is the right business for you. Several factors make up the initial investment of opening a gourmet popcorn and candy store. Below is an estimate of what you can expect:



Estimated Cost*

Training & Consulting

$7,500 (1/2 upfront - 1/2 upon completion)

Cooking Equipment

$10,000 - $30,000

Kitchen Supplies

$1,500 - $4,000

Retail Area Fixtures & Supplies

$3,000 - $10,000

Tenant Finish

$5,000 - $50,000

Opening Inventory

$7,500 - $12,500

Total Estimated Investment

$34,500 - $121,500


Why Popculture Gourmet Popcorn?

There is no charge to talk with us about general questions you have on opening a popcorn business by email, telephone, or by visiting our stores. Our in-store, hands-on training is conducted in our flagship store located in Parkville, MO! Training requirements and time include 4 days in Parkville and 2 days in your store once you’re ready to open.  However, we are with you through the entire process including after your store opens via phone, email, text and video conference. We will not let you fail.   

We’ll teach your how to maximize your profits, assemble gift tins, and display merchandise. You’ll even learn how to offer your customer’s the most for their money and how to provide a great customer experience. Point of Sale training, website ordering, and wholesale options are available too.

PGP has been owned and operated by Channing & Stephanie Doss since 2017. Channing is a native of Arkansas and Stephanie is a native of Nebraska. Channing holds a bacholors degree from the University of Central Arkansas while Stephanie holds degrees from the University of Nebraksa - Lincoln as well as a law degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. We met in Dallas and relocated back to Kansas City in 2010 after our first child. We have 3 beautiful daughters and nothing is more important to us than our family. We decided to open PGP due to the lack of a true gourmet offering in the Kansas City metro area. Two years later and we haven't looked back on our decision. PGP is everything we ever thought it could be for both our family & community. We know that we can help you create a successful gourmet popcorn shop with our training and just have to bring the work ethic. 

What is covered in training?

You’ll be taught popping techniques, how to create made-from-scratch caramels, delicious savory flavors and of course, our fun candied popcorn options.  You’ll receive: 




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