"Having grown from humble beginnings, Grand Rapids Popcorn now specializes in concession supplies and equipment, while still being dedicated to freshness and taste."
Grand Rapids Popcorn began in Roy Darling’s backyard. He grew his own corn and slowly added on supplies as interest and his reputation for quality service grew. Then after high school in 1976, Tom Burns joined his aunt and uncle in the family business, and Tom’s brother, Charles, came onboard in 1979. They continued to add concession and specialty items, while never straying from the philosophy of tempting taste buds and treating their customers as family.
The brothers bought the business in 1984 and now Grand Rapids has 19 employees, including two sons from the next generation, and four employees whom each have been with the business for more than 15 years. Their showroom, Web site, and values create a comfortable atmosphere to tailor the best experience possible for each customer. Their love of the business is evident in the multi-generations of patrons who have likewise prospered with them.
Co-Owner Charles Burns, Manager
Ed Yeo, & Co-Owner Tom Burns
They specialize in gourmet popcorn, rentals, concession equipment and supply sales, paper goods, and a full-service department. They also make their own cotton candy, gourmet and traditional popcorn, gift baskets, and much more. Or as Tom says, they have pretty much everything you see on the fairgrounds, and if you don’t see it, they’ll help you find it. Their goal is make sure their customers have what they need to succeed and on time. After all, it’s the attention to detail that has made Grand Rapids a delicious destination for more than 65 years.
From holiday tins and specialty printed items to wholesale supplies, the Burns family opens their doors to schools, small/large businesses and foodies alike. Delivery is available and customers can rest assured they will receive the finest quality materials to build their profits, or to be enjoyed fresh daily from the kettle.
Grand Rapids Popcorn
4675 West River Drive
Comstock Park, MI 49321 Local: (616) 785-9080 Toll Free: (800) 968-4027 Fax: (616) 785-9075