You'll know you're near a Garrett Popcorn shop, "a Chicago tradition since 1949," when you smell the knock-out combo of freshly popped popcorn and buttery, gooey caramel. Don't even bother resisting — just follow your nose! You're also more than likely to spot a long trail of salivating customers in a line snaking out the door.
If you haven't tried the famous Garrett Mix, a combo of sweet caramel popcorn and savory cheese popcorn, you haven't lived.
Garrett Popcorn opened its first shop at 10 West Madison Street in Chicago in 1949, and since then, tens of locations have popped up across the city and around the world. The secret to their addictive popcorn lies in the old-fashioned copper kettles, signature blend of kernels, and secret family recipe. Each and every batch is handmade throughout the day, making for the freshest, most delectable popcorn in the city.
A Groovy Week of Celebrations: Giveaways, Contests & FREE Festival
Garrett Popcorn is celebrating its 67th Anniversary this week by thanking their loyal fans from near and far with 67-cent bags of Garrett Mix and a celebration open to all who believe in #PeaceLoveGarrett. Today through Thursday, Sept. 15 visit a Garrett Popcorn Shops location from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. and enjoy a 67-cent Anniversary Bag of Garrett Mix.
Then get ready to party this Friday, September 16: Join Garrett Popcorn Shops at the Party on the Plaza on The Magnificent Mile at Pioneer Court, 401 N. Michigan Avenue from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Fans will enjoy a Garrett Popcorn Bar with complimentary bags of Garrett Mix, a tie dye station to create your own work of wearable art; face painting, fun games, trivia and more. Groove to live music courtesy of the Black Ensemble Theater, a Garrett CaresTM partner, from Noon - 1 p.m.
You'll want to take home a special, limited edition 67th Anniversary One Gallon Tin: For one day only on Friday, September 16, purchase the Anniversary Tin filled with Garrett Mix for a celebratory price of $19.49 to honor the year Garrett popped its first small batch of snacking perfection in 1949. (Add shipping and handling when ordering online). The 67th Anniversary Tin is also available at regular prices, in every recipe, in shops and online while very limited quantities last.Garrett Popcorn Chicago locations:
- 27 West Jackson Boulevard
- 625 North Michigan Avenue
- Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue
- 4 East Madison Street
- 26 West Randolph
- 737 East 87th Street
- Citigroup Center, 500 West Madison Street, 2nd Floor
- Water Tower Place, 835 North Michigan Avenue
- Millennium Park Plaza, 151 North Michigan Avenue