In June 2012, Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn began its journey in Southaven, Mississippi. To date, there are two locations – one in Southaven, Mississippi, and the other in the metro Memphis, Tennessee area.
If someone had told the owner that they would end up selling popcorn, they would have dismissed the idea as improbable.
The best gourmet popcorn shops in America attract customers from far and wide. These shops hold a unique grip on their customers, with popcorn enthusiasts and newbies alike standing in lines out of the door, and security guards maintaining order inside. Fascinated by this, Samuel McClenton was determined to uncover the secret!
Through diligent research, experimentation, self-education, and some help here and there, the secrets for making the best “gourmet” popcorn were uncovered, leading to the birth of Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn. The first challenge was finding a location. The Chicago market was too crowded, and the competition was too stiff. After seeking guidance from the Lord, Southaven, Mississippi was chosen as the business location because there were no popcorn shops, and it was close to Memphis, Tennessee. On June 1, 2012, the first Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn shop opened at 9049 Highway 51 N. Southaven, Mississippi.