Karmelkorn is an American popcorn retailer. It was founded in 1929 in Casper, Wyoming, by Bill O'Sullivan. Initially, Karmelkorn stores sold popcorn and caramel corn out of downtown storefronts, but by the 1960s, the chain began operating in shopping malls. By 1982, the chain had 270 shops in 43 states.[1]

FoundedMay 15, 1929; 92 years ago (1929-05-15)
FounderBill O'Sullivan
Area served
United States
ProductsPopcorn, caramel corn
ParentBerkshire Hathaway

In 1986, Dairy Queen's parent company IDQ (now part of Berkshire Hathaway) purchased the Karmelkorn chain.[2][3] Dairy Queen began co-branding Karmelkorn with the Dairy Queen and Orange Julius brands.[4]

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  1. ^ United States (1982). Franchise opportunities. Sterling Pub. Co. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  2. ^ "Karmelkorn gourmet popcorn and popcorn gifts". karmelkorn.com. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  3. ^ Restaurant Business. Restaurant Business. 1986. Retrieved 2015-04-01.
  4. ^ Eberts, M.; Gisler, M.; Brothers, L. (1995). Opportunities in Fast Food Careers. VGM Career Horizons. p. 15. ISBN 9780844244020. Retrieved 2015-04-01.