The journey of Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn, to our three locations in metro Memphis, began in Chicago in 2012. If anyone had told the owners then that they would be “popping corn” on everyone they never would have believed it; popping corn? 'Poppin con”! (I do not know what this means)
Samuel McClenton, our majority owner worked in Chicago as a district manager for a national fast-food restaurant. This position required him to travel throughout the city. He noticed the “Popcorn Craze” which had a grip on the Chicago. Popcorn lovers and new converts were willing to stand in long lines all the way out of the door and around the building. There were security guards inside to maintain order. It was fascinating. He had to know the secret!
Through diligent research, experiments and self-education he found the hidden secrets for making the best “gourmet” popcorn. Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn was born! The first hurdle was where to locate. The Chicago market was too crowded, the competition too stiff. After acknowledging the Lord, he was led to start the business in Southaven, Mississippi, because there were no popcorn shops and it is close to Memphis. The first Yum Yum’s opened on June 1, 2012 at 9049 Highway 51 N. There are now locations in Hickory Hill and Oak Court Mall.
We offer all of the traditional and specialty flavors available in Chicago. And, we have developed unique local flavors. We specialize in yummy popcorn flavors such as: Caramel/Cheese mix (Chicago Style), Pecan, Cheddar Cheese, Sour Cream & Chives, and. Chocolate, Our very own Rainbow flavor consists of watermelon, orange, vanilla, grape,green apple and more. The rest is a secret. And of course, we have the good old-fashioned Butter flavored popcorn. Our recipe beats any movie theater's popcorn because our corn is “melt-in- your-mouth” tender! We can prepare almost any flavor your taste buds desire.
We also carry popcorn Tins in many sizes including, 1, 3 1/2, and 6 gallons. We will mix any Tin in any combination of flavors your heart (or taste buds) desire. Try, two-thirds Cheddar Cheese and 1/3 White Cheddar? We got you! Or perhaps you want a whole Tin of Caramel/Cheese mix. Not a problem! Better yet, mix a little bit of it all in one Tin. We are PROUD to please you.
We use the finest ingredients, the absolute best. Yum Yum’s popcorn is kept in glass warmers in order to maintain the taste and texture and so you can also experience the vivid colors. You will smell the alluring and addictive before you open our doors. Walking into the shop is like walking into a huge popcorn bag. You “melt” and smile. Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn is a happy place. Satisfaction is guaranteed.
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SOUTHAVEN. HICKORY. OAK COURT