Since opening their first shop on September 18, 1949, Garrett Popcorn Shops® remains a proud Chicago tradition. To commemorate their 70th Anniversary, Garrett® is celebrating with fans this September with specials, an After School Matters community art project, and a Party on the Plaza including complimentary Garrett Mix®!

Garrett Mix Bags for 70 Cents

From 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, fans can purchase a special anniversary bag of Garrett Mix for 70 cents, in Shops only.*

Tins of Any Garrett Signature Recipe for $19.49

From Monday, September 16 to Sunday, September 22, fans can purchase a classic tin of any signature recipe, including vegan Buttery and seasonal recipe KettleCorn, for $19.49, all day in shops only.*

Complimentary Garrett Mix at the 70th Anniversary Party on the Plaza!

On Wednesday, September 18, Garrett is hosting a Party on the Plaza at Pioneer Court (401 N. Michigan Ave.), open to the public from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Garrett team members will be scooping complimentary bags of Garrett Mix, giving away Garrett swag, plus enjoy yard game, dancing and so much more.

Garrett Cares

In Summer 2013 the Garrett Shop on 87th Street in the Chatham neighborhood sponsored a mural project led by artist Rahmaan Statik who mentored Chicago Public School students in the After Schools Matters program. The mural is still proudly displayed on the outside wall at the Shop. 

In honor of their 70th Anniversary, this summer Garrett is again sponsoring an After School Matters art project, to be unveiled and installed in several shops during the 70th Anniversary month in September:

Garrett Mix is the original Chicago-style popcorn

In the 1970s, the fan-invented Garrett Mix was added to the menu, after Shop team members noticed that guests were asking for one bag of savory CheeseCorn and one bag of sweet CaramelCrisp®, plus an empty bag to mix them together.  Garrett Mix was truly put “on the map” when Oprah Winfrey selected it three times as one of her Favorite Things, staking its claim in history as the original Chicago-style popcorn.  

Now, Garrett Mix (and Garrett Popcorn Shops) is world-renowned, with 13 Shops in Chicago, including three at O’Hare; shops in Atlanta, Detroit, Washington D.C., Las Vegas, and Dallas; and an online Shop at – to ship to all 50 states and Canada