The journey of Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn began in June of 2012 in Southaven, Mississippi. Now there are 2 more locations in the metro Memphis area. If anyone had told the owner then that they would be “popping corn” on everyone they never would have believed it.
Across America, the best gourmet popcorn shops attract customers from hundreds or even thousands of miles. These shops have a special grip on their customers. Popcorn lovers and new converts often stand in lines all the way out of the door and around the building. There were security guards inside these facilities just to maintain order. This was fascinating and Samuel McClenton had to know the secret!
Through diligent research, experimenting and self-education, and a little help here & there, the hidden secrets for making the best “gourmet” popcorn was introduced and Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn was born! The first hurdle was where to locate. The Chicago market was too crowded and the competition too stiff. After acknowledging the Lord and led to start the business in Southaven, Mississippi, because there were no popcorn shops and it is close to Memphis, Tenn. The first Yum Yum’s popcorn shop was opened on June 1, 2012 at 9049 Highway 51 N. Southaven, Ms.