Owner and operator of Popcorn World, LeBarron Burton, is not shy about using his diverse palate to come up with more than 250+ unique (and wild) flavors of gourmet popcorn.
Popcorn World, which has its flagship location in Gary, Indiana, began as Popcorn Haven in 2008. Two of LeBarron’s childhood friends launched the business when they needed a change in career.
In 2013, LeBarron, who was working as an I.T. consultant at the time, got a call from them to join the popcorn business. After joining, LeBarron helped them relaunch as Popcorn World and doubled down on branding to go national.
A few years later his friends decided to sell LeBarron the business and in 2019 he officially opened the Gary storefront location. Since then, Popcorn World has had massive success!
Being unofficially dubbed “The Disney World of Popcorn,” Popcorn World and its crazy popcorn flavors caught the attention of multiple online celebrities, including Casey Neistat, All Def Digital and more. LeBarron even says after being featured by All Def Digital, they did more than $60,000 in sales in one day!
Some of Popcorn World’s flavors include classics like caramel, cheese and cheese coated caramel. Then they have sweet concoctions such as key lime pie, Oreo cheesecake, banana pudding, Twix, Butterfinger, and Lucky Charms. And then, you get the savory flavors like crab, steak, loaded baked potato, pizza and one LeBarron is working on now, collard greens.
According to abc7chicago.com. Source of photos: internet