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Weekly Update | 1/11/2017 January 11, 2017 07:37

Weekly Update 1/11/2017

It's the Weekly Update. Details about new flavors released this week at Cravings Popcorn.

In this video we discuss Sriracha Cheddar, Hickory Cheddar, Salt and Vinegar. We also discuss Hot Spanish White Cheddar and The Texan. Finally we talked about Dirty Carolina Mesquite and Hawaiian Salted Caramel then Amazon Honeybee popcorn and Chipotle Caramel.


Weekly Update | 1/4/2017 January 04, 2017 15:10

Cravings Popcorn Weekly Update

We have lots to cover in this weekly update. Among the topics are:

  • New deal of the day
  • New in-store combo deals
  • Chocolate Fest is coming soon
  • New online deals of the week

Enjoy the video and we really want to hear your comments.

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel. We will update the channel several times per week with new tidbits about Cravings Popcorn, deals, specials news and more.


Weekly Update | 12-28-2016 December 28, 2016 13:13

Cravings Popcorn Weekly Update 12-28-2016

Cravings Popcorn Weekly Update 12-28-2016


Do It From Your Heart December 18, 2016 18:00

Cravings Popcorn YouTube

I get asked over and over again, by people that want to get into the popcorn business, what they should do to be successful. My advice is usually technical. Machines to buy, marketing strategy and so on. But the one thing I can not test is their desire to be successful. Does the person have what it takes to make popcorn with passion.

Check out my newest video. Tell me what you think. > https://youtu.be/YxszDFEFov8


Local Commercial Real Estate Company Pops in on Tenants with Cravings Popcorn December 15, 2016 09:00

special order corporate gifts

“He had us at cheddar bacon,” said Jill Green, property manager at TMN Commercial. “We knew we made the right choice for our client gifts when Chad Jordan of Cravings Gourmet Popcorn walked into our office with a bunch of flavors to sample…including cheddar bacon.”


Show Teachers Appreciation December 14, 2016 09:00

appreciate teachers

We are in schools often and see how hard teachers work in their classrooms. It is amazing the dedication and time they give to help young people become successful adults. Many times, the teacher is a parent figure or hero to a student. We should support teachers more.


Why Do People Love Cravings Popcorn? December 13, 2016 08:03

Customer Testimonials Cravings Popcorn

We've tried to stay consistent with the quality of our popcorn and the flavors we create. All along the way, we have listened to the ideas and suggestions of our customers. You never know what flavors are going to become super flavors. Sometimes it is trial and error. Other times it is obvious from day one that we have a hit.


Christmas Holiday Gift Tradition December 12, 2016 15:26

YouTube | Christmas Holiday Tradition

It is amazing and I am thankful that Cravings Popcorn has become a Christmas holiday tradition. It is truly humbling. People buy popcorn for people they love. To show appreciation to teachers, co-workers and family members. I can't believe how much popcorn will be in stocking on Christmas morning. 

Watch my newest video as I say thank you to everyone for making Cravings Popcorn a Christmas holiday tradition. > https://youtu.be/FybahJN8b-A


Take Care of Your Customers December 10, 2016 13:58

Take care of the customer

I always feel horrible when we mess up an order. But, 9 times out of 10, when we go out of our way to make it right, I feel way better than I did before. The customer is not always right. But we can usually find a way to make everyone happy.

Please leave a comment about this video >>> https://youtu.be/wcxacuPSI0w


You Gotta Have A Team December 09, 2016 13:09 1 Comment

You Gotta Have A Team

I certainly thank my wife and sons, as well as, family members and friends that kept me motivated when I wasn't feeling my best. It has not been an easy road. The journey required many people to keep the train on the tracks.

Watch the video about this topic on YouTube and leave comments. I'd love to hear what you have to say. >>> https://youtu.be/vHCmGYS1WVY


10 Years of Making Popcorn! I'm THANKFUL December 08, 2016 13:07

Thankful | YouTube

Nearly 10 years of making gourmet popcorn. It's funny, we started in the farmer's market and all these years later, it feels like it was just yesterday. Lot's of stories to share. Some good times, some bad times. But, through it all, I am proud to have been able to meet lots of great people and have tons of opportunities to do fun and exciting things.

Watch the newest video and please leave comments. >>>  https://youtu.be/Iz1HlgBgtQE


3 Great Selling Tips For Kids July 25, 2016 14:58

Huddle

As a kid, it can sometimes be a little intimidating to sell something, even if it’s for a cause they’re passionate about, and a product they’re excited about. Talking to friends and family, or even strangers to sell something can be a new experience, but it doesn’t have to be an overwhelming one, and it can actually create a lot of self-confidence when done the right way!


3 Keys To A Winning Fundraiser July 21, 2016 15:50


popcorn fundraisers for sports and activities
Fundraising can be confusing and exhausting. It takes a good deal of time and money to launch a successful fundraiser. On top of that, asking for money might not be your cup of tea. The unfortunate side of things is that you need to raise funds for sports equipment, school trips and much more for your children.

Crave Card Winner | June 22, 2016 June 22, 2016 16:31

Cravings Popcorn drawing contest

Watch to see if you are a winner this week. We draw a new winner every week. You can be a winner by visiting our stores and filling your Crave Card.


Question of the Day | What's Your Favorite BBQ Food? June 20, 2016 22:48

 

It's a new feature we are doing. Let's talk and have some fun. What's Your Favorite BBQ Food?


Fundraiser Monday: Capital Area Humane Society June 20, 2016 12:46

Fundraiser Monday

Help us as we try to raise funds for the Capital Area Humane Society. This fundraiser is June 27. You can buy Premium Signature Gold, the feature fundraiser flavor, at our store Downtown Lansing and Old Town Lansing.


Crave Card Winner | June 16, 2016 June 16, 2016 10:03

Are you the winner?

Are you the winner of our contest this week. Watch to see.


Delicious Addicting Popcorn June 11, 2016 13:00

Delicious Addicting Popcorn

There is a reason our gourmet popcorn is so loved. It's the passion and love we have for making delicious and addicting flavors. We make gluten free and peanut free gourmet popcorn because we have so many friends that enjoy eating popcorn. Try our popcorn and find out why everyone loves our flavors. What is your favorite flavor of Cravings Gourmet popcorn? Let us know.

Fundraiser Monday: The Firecracker Foundation June 11, 2016 11:28

Cravings Popcorn Fundraising

A mission of Cravings Gourmet Popcorn has always been to give back to our community. We believe giving back is an important function of business because it makes our community better in a direct way. We are starting a program to be able to give back in a more direct and meaningful way.


Custom Popcorn For Celebrations and Events May 28, 2016 09:54


Swag Bags Popcorn For Parties
Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can provide you with gourmet popcorn for your celebration and party. If it's an event for ten people or an event for 5000 people, we have you covered. We make gourmet popcorn for weddings, graduation open houses, baby showers, customer appreciation, corporate meetings and fundraisers.

Top 5 Facts about the Cravings Popcorn Crave Card May 27, 2016 12:08


Crave Card for Cravings Gourmet Popcorn | Lansing Michigan
Only 5 punches needed to earn free popcorn, it is faster than nearly every other loyalty card in your wallet. You probably don't know all of the features this powerful card can give you.

Be A Tourist In Your Own Town May 27, 2016 09:36

Lansing Michigan Capitol Building

"Be A Tourist In Your Own Town" is an event that you can take the entire family around the city of Lansing to see various attractions for a very, very, very low price. Passports only cost $1 per person.

 


What's The Haps in Lansing: 5-17-16 May 18, 2016 00:00


Lansing Made at Shaheen Chevrolet

What's The Haps visits Shaheen Chevrolet. It's all about supporting your favorite local businesses. That's how the local economy stays vibrant. Check out our friends at Lansing Made as they tell us... What's The Haps!

 


Cravings Gourmet Popcorn Closing Okemos Location To Expand Wholesale Operation April 13, 2016 14:54

Downtown and Old Town operations are not closing. Cravings is expanding the wholesale operation in order to grow business, including retail selling, concessions and fundraisers for school groups and non-profits.

Both locations are staying open and will continue to operate normally.

Old Town’s and Downtown’s favorite gourmet popcorn popcorn company is closing its Okemos location located at 1875 W Grand River Avenue in Okemos to open a new production facility and office in Lansing.


Cravings Popcorn Joins Quality Dairy Family April 12, 2016 13:23 1 Comment

You will soon be able to buy Cravings Gourmet Popcorn at Lansing area Quality Dairy stores. Delicious Chicago Style popcorn in a 2.4 oz bag and Dark Molasses Caramel in a 3.2 oz bag will be available in most Quality Dairy stores by May 1st, 2016. 

Big or Small - Corporate Orders From Cravings Popcorn December 01, 2015 17:38

Cravings Popcorn corporate orders of any size

TMN Commercial came to us in 2013 to create a custom holiday present for their business community. It's become a holiday tradition that their business partners look forward to each year. We can create custom orders for your company or organization. You don't have to wait for the Christmas holiday season, you can make a great impression year round. Call us at Cravings Gourmet Popcorn when you need custom gifts for your clients.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn 888-210-0720. Hours, address and contact information.


New Arrivals: Dang! We're not joking around October 14, 2015 08:00

Dang! We're not joking around. New in stock is the delicious and refreshing Dang! Root Beer and Butterscotch Root Beer. Made in Wisconsin, these classic beverages have outstanding flavor. They go great playing cards or board games with friends or the kids. Other flavors include Italian Cherry Soda, Red Cream Soda, Diet Root Beer and Diet Butterscotch Root Beer. Try a six pack, you won't be disappointed. 

Visit our soda pop hub store in Okemos, Michigan. Our Okemos store location is 1875 West Grand River in Okemos, Michigan. The original Cravings store is located in Old Town at 1220 Turner Street in Lansing. Downtown is located at 109 South Washington Square, just five doors from The Peanut Shop.

Visit our awesome page. You'll be drooling soon http://www.cravingspopcorn.com


New Mixes and New Soda Pop Deal October 13, 2015 23:15 2 Comments

Theater Style MolassesWhat’s going on with the menu at Cravings?

New mixes.

You love Old Town Mix (White Cheddar Cheese + Original Caramel), but now there is Downtown Mix (Cheddar Cheese + Dark Molasses Caramel) and Okemos Mix (White Cheddar Cheese + Dark Molasses Caramel).

There are even more new mixes.

You love Theater Style Popcorn because of it’s buttery lightly salted flavor. Now you can create mixes that include Theater Style Popcorn with our traditional flavors. Just say “I want Theater Style Cheddar” and we will make a mix of Theater Style Popcorn and Cheddar Cheese. Try Theater Style White Cheddar, Theater Style Kettlecorn, Theater Style Caramel or Theater Style Molasses.

More soda pop!

New soda pop has been arriving weekly. There have been tons of requests for a soda pop frequency card. Let’s not bury the lead…

Buy a six pack and get a punch on your Crave Card. Earn free popcorn when you buy soda pop.

We hope you love the improvements. Give us some feedback.

Our Okemos store location is 1875 West Grand River in Okemos, Michigan. The original Cravings store is located in Old Town at 1220 Turner Street in Lansing. Downtown is located at 109 South Washington Square, just five doors from The Peanut Shop.


Happiness starts in your heart October 13, 2015 08:00

Drizzled Gourmet Popcorn

"Happiness starts in your heart. Share your heart with someone and you will be happy." 

Flavor of the Day: Chocolate Drizzled Gourmet Caramel

Our Okemos store location is 1875 West Grand River in Okemos, Michigan. The original Cravings store is located in Old Town at 1220 Turner Street in Lansing. Downtown is located at 109 South Washington Square, just five doors from The Peanut Shop.


New Arrivals: Cheerwine, Vernors and Nehi October 12, 2015 15:39

Nehi-Vernors Ginger Ale-Cheerwine

We've been working hard to fill our soda pop collection. We received new shipments of Vernor's Ginger Ale, a Michigan and Detroit classic, Nehi and Cheerwine from North Carolina. Nehi comes in grape, orange and delicious peach. Cheerwine is an awesome cherry cola soda. All come in glass bottles and are made with cane sugar.

Okemos Cravings Popcorn is the hub of all of our soda pop inventory. From Okemos, we distribute to our Old Town store and to our Downtown store which will open late October.

Our Okemos store location is 1875 West Grand River in Okemos, Michigan. The original Cravings store is located in Old Town at 1220 Turner Street in Lansing. Downtown is located at 109 South Washington Square, just five doors from The Peanut Shop.

Visit our awesome page. You'll be drooling soon http://www.cravingspopcorn.com


Free Classic Movies at Turner Street Outdoor Theater July 16, 2015 12:06 2 Comments

A free night of family entertainment in Old Town Lansing. Classic films Big Hero 6The Great OutdoorsWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Field of Dreams. Starting July 17th through August 14th.

4 Things To Do In Meridian Township This Summer May 10, 2015 17:59

As summer approaches and kids are taking a break from school, you don’t have to be stuck at home playing in the backyard. While you can always hop on a CATA bus to trek to Michigan State to see the Broad, Spartan Stadium or further to downtown Lansing to tour our state capitol, you can also play games at one of the great parks in Okemos, East Lansing and Haslett.


Lucky Popcorn Lover Wins Grand Prize May 08, 2015 19:50

Eric, winner of Cravings Gourmet Popcorn prize
Eric was the happiest guy in the world when we notified him the he was the winner of a $200 gourmet popcorn prize pack. The contest ran for six weeks, ending May 1, 2015. Eric received a ton of popcorn, including two 'Popcorn of the Month" cards, a jumbo sized bag of 'Chicago Style' popcorn, an assortment of chocolate drizzled popcorn and other flavors.

How Popcorn Increases Productivity May 06, 2015 22:15

There is not a universal magic wand to wave to fix all problems. Some issues are deep and require huge changes. Other challenges may be solved with simple ‘tender loving care’, like hugging you employees (this is not for everyone though). Popcorn can make your teams stronger and more productive. It's all about creating a ritual that includes everyone.


Do you have GUTS!? Classic Nickelodeon Game Shows March 31, 2015 16:00 2 Comments

"Get covered in green SLIME!" by Nick Hotel - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Get_covered_in_green_SLIME!.jpg#/media/File:Get_covered_in_green_SLIME!.jpgI was a kid in the 1980s and 1990s, and one of my favorite things to do was to sit on the floor with a big bowl of popcorn and watch Nickelodeon game shows. The thing I loved about the Nickelodeon game shows, was that the contestants were kids just like me. I can always see myself scooting across the stage on a tricycle, trying not to get slimed on double dare. Or tearing up the house on the show finders keepers. There was just something authentic and special about those game shows to me when I was a kid.
Image: "Get covered in green SLIME!" by Nick Hotel - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Get_covered_in_green_SLIME!.jpg#/media/File:Get_covered_in_green_SLIME!.jpg

Don't Flip Out! 4 Tips To Prevent Graduation Embarrassment March 28, 2015 14:01


Don't Flip Out!
Graduation season is a special time of year. Hopes and dreams are full of fresh ambition. Smooth sailing is ahead if you stay within yourself. The stage is shared by you in your classmates, it's not your stage to show off.