(Seth McConnell, YourHub, The Denver Post, May 1, 2014)
Christopher Zettle, Owner
Q: How did you get involved in this business?
A: Chris has always enjoyed cooking and has an extensive and rigorous background concerning sweets and snacks. His experience, passion and talents led him to create a family business that shares his excitement for sweet treats. Chris' favorite snack is popcorn and he loves to combine this unique treat with other flavors that take snacking to the next level.
Q: What distinguishes you from other businesses in your category?
A: City Pop specializes in over 70 flavors of gourmet popcorn that are made on site and popped fresh daily. Each week a new flavor is released and featured for customers who decided whether it should be added to the everyday menu of flavor offerings. In addition to gourmet popcorn, guests can choose from over 400 selections of bulk and packaged candy, including nostalgic specialties from childhood memories. If you are looking for a special gift or an interesting idea to cater your next big event, City Pop can help with customized tins and gift baskets as well as popcorn and candy bars.
Q: What do you like best about your line of work?
A: Customers are what Chris and his team enjoys the most. Building lasting relationships and exceeding customer's expectations are the key to City Pop's success.
Q: What is your business' biggest challenge?
A: We rely on service and sampling to keep our customers coming back. Our biggest challenge is keeping up with the candy and popcorn flavor requests our customer give us to help build our brand. Our customer's feedback is very important to us and we continually look for ways to improve our product offering and customer experience.
Q: Something people might be surprised to learn about you or your business:
A: Our business is owned locally and not part of a franchise. We're proud to say we grow our business by delivering the finest quality of gourmet popcorn using the highest quality of ingredients. We use real cheeses, made-from-scratch caramel recipes and only the best seasonings in all of our products.