In the warm heart of Southaven, Mississippi, a popcorn revolution began in June 2012. Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn set out to create more than just a snack – we embarked on a mission to spark delight in every kernel. Today, with locations in Southaven and the bustling metro of Memphis, Tennessee, we continue to pop joy into every bag.

The genesis of Yum Yum’s reads like a tale of culinary destiny. The idea of selling gourmet popcorn was once as unlikely to our founder, Samuel McClenton, as a kernel taking flight. But, inspired by America’s best gourmet popcorn havens – magnets for connoisseurs and curious tasters alike – Samuel was captivated by their allure. Eager queues, the hum of excited chatter, and the unmistakable scent of buttery bliss spilling onto the streets; he saw not just a business but a communal joy.

Determined to decipher the popcorn alchemy that charmed the masses, Samuel embarked on an odyssey of discovery. Through tireless research, creative experimentation, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, the essence of exceptional popcorn was distilled. It was a blend of craft, passion, and a sprinkle of serendipity.

The hunt for the perfect spot to plant this popcorn dream was crucial. The vibrant chaos of Chicago’s market buzzed with intensity, but it was the charm and untapped potential of Southaven that beckoned. With faith as his compass, Samuel planted the seeds of Yum Yum’s where competition was sparse yet opportunity abundant, just a stone’s throw from the musical pulse of Memphis.

The doors to our first shop swung open at 9049 Highway 51 N. Southaven, Mississippi, inviting the community to partake in our handcrafted gourmet popcorn. It was more than the unveiling of a store; it was the beginning of a local legacy. Each batch of popcorn was a promise – a commitment to excellence, a nod to tradition, and a celebration of innovation.

Yum Yum’s Gourmet Popcorn is not just a brand; it’s a testament to the joy of discovery and the rewards of perseverance. We are a story of a simple snack-turned-symphony, a community-turned-family, and a dream that continues to unfold, one pop at a time.

Join us on this flavorful journey as we continue to craft the best gourmet popcorn around, for you, for Southaven, for Memphis, and beyond. Because here at Yum Yum’s, every kernel is a piece of our story, and we invite you to be part of it.


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