Our Story

In 2017 a family-owned business, Popus Gourmet Popcorn, was founded and created because of our love for all things POPCORN by “Real Popcorn Lovers”. We take pride in creating sweet and savory flavors in small batches using the finest ingredients.  All our popcorn is consistently coated; hand packed in resealable bags so that your deliciously flavored popcorn will stay fresh for as long as possible.


Our Mission Statement

We will bring the most delicious popcorn experience to all that visit our shop, or our website, and anyone we meet along the way. This is a family-owned brand that was founded and perfected by Leanne Dean and Walter Dean in 2017. We want our employees and our guests to feel like they are part of our family when they are enjoying our products.


Our Growth

After being in business for about 1 year, our family in Rochester, MN was interested in becoming a part of the Popus family.  David, Jenny and D’Angelo Tines started their journey towards Popus Rochester in 2019 and have organically built a customer base in Minnesota for over 3 years.  After finding the perfect location in downtown Rochester, MN the brick-and-mortar Popus Rochester store opened in 2022.

After our 4th year in business in 2021 Walter was approached by Tracy Smith who asked if she could join the Popus Team and partner with us on a new location.  Walter was happy to have Tracy join the team so we hit the ground running and with the help of Walter’s long time realtor Kennedy Jordan (who also helped us locate the original Joliet store) helped us find the perfect location in Tinley Park, IL.  Our Tinley location was also opened in 2022.  We closed our Tinley location in March of 2024.

We are growing steadily and we have plans to keep growing our Popus family.



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