I currently am the owner of a sign and graphics company, Carolina Banner Signs & T Shirt Printing in Durham NC. After 23 years in business and sitting inside behind a computer making signs and printing T-Shirts I wanted to do something else that would be fun and get away from the computer screen life. Seeing an ad on Craigslist for a Kettle Corn business for sale prompted me to call and inquire. After looking at it I decided to buy it with no knowledge of how to operate it or start the business going. I learned how to pop the very first time and little by little I found events to go to and began popping and selling on weekends. After a year or so, it got tough to unpack, Set up, Vend all day and then have to pack it all up again. Thus began the search for a trailer that it could be set up in and not have to take it out of ever again. Finding a small trailer I began to upfit it to fit the need.
That lasted a couple of years till I found that I needed to make more corn faster to handle the demand and lines of people waiting for the next batch to pop out. I found a bigger kettle that would do just that But it was too big for the little Red trailer so the search began again to find a bigger trailer to vend out of. I found a big Wells Cargo trailer with three sides that opened up for vending counters and installed the large stainless steel Five Star Kettle Cooker in the middle of this Big white trailer. After almost a year of using and learning this new equipment and vending process it was time to wrap it with graphics for more theme advertising which ended up being a log cabin design.
It has been fun popping and meeting people all over who love Kettle Corn Popcorn. Follow us on Twitter: xrdskettlecorn –
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