For Alison and Scott Hern, the idea for a popcorn store came from frequent family trips to the Dallas area. Almost every time they'd go up, they'd stop at one the popcorn shops in the North Dallas suburbs. Fast forward a few years - Alison & Scott knew they wanted to own their own business after their two sons left home. They tossed around a few different ideas but kept coming back to popcorn. A vision blossomed. Gourmet candy and confections were another fondness they shared, and North Austin seemed like a prime location. Soon their vision was a reality...on paper.
It took a lot of time, effort and investment to locate a good location for their store, which they named Austin Gourmet Popcorn (like all of us at the shop, they *love* Austin), remodel the inside, buy equipment, stock the store, and do all the 12,746 other things you have to do to open a food business in Austin. Their oldest son, Randy, with a degree from UNT in hospitality management and experience in the food industry, moved from Colorado to help out.
The store opened on Halloween Eve in October, 2015. With a love of vintage soda and root beer, Randy added an ever-growing collection of very unique cold beverages to the store's offerings. Today the store offers 60-70 flavors of gourmet popcorn, all handmade onsite. We offer about 130 different types of soda, plus about 400 different kinds of candy.
We can produce custom vinyl labels for organizations or events. We offer gift tins, boxes and buckets in a wide size and price range. We also offer logo tins with logos from local high schools, a variety of colleges, and several pro teams.
Customers routinely describe the store as happy and fun, through a mouthful of popcorn, of course.
The store is open seven days a week. We're located in the Anderson Arbor strip shopping mall at the SE corner of Anderson Mill Road and Hwy 183. We're south of Kerbey Lane Cafe and north of the Main Event, next door to Double Dave's Pizza.
M-Sat 10-7, Sun 12-5