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Alexandria Gourmet Popcorn Company Announcing Their 2016 Presidential PopCorn Mixes | News Release | Popped! Republic

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Popped! Republic, an Alexandria, VA based gourmet popcorn company, wants to make the 2016 election season more palatable with the live announcement of their presidential candidate popcorn mixes on Friday, September 16th, 2016 via Facebook.

The 2016 campaign for the presidency has turned into must watch TV.  Popped! Republic is getting ready to launch their infamous presidential candidate popcorn mixes which will be available to customers from 9/16/16 – 11/11/16.  Popped! Republic’s version of a straw poll, customers vote with their stomach based on the mix they purchase.

WHAT:  Announcement of Popped! Republic’s 2016 Presidential Popcorn Mixes

WHEN:  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:00am EST

WHERE:  Popped! Republic’s Facebook page

Opened since May 2012, Popped! Republic has been offering delicious gourmet popcorn flavors with a D.C. twist.  Our Obama Mix, the classic Chicago mix of caramel & cheddar is a best seller.  This year we’ll be honoring Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well as announcing as special mix for those leaning in a different direction.

The winner of the 2016 election will have their mix permanently on the Popped! Republic menu.  Join us on Friday, September 16th!

About Popped! Republic

Washington D.C.’s popcorn revolution went mobile in May 2012.

This is when the very first Popped! Republic® food truck rolled into the Nation’s Capital – delivering the tastiest, hot air-popped popcorn in bold flavors with a D.C. twist.

In addition to traditional favorites like America’s Favorite, Capitol Caramel™, Congressional Cheddar™, K Street Kettle Korn™ and White House White Cheddar™, we offer a constantly changing selection of specialty flavors.

Follow our food truck and cast your vote for your favorite flavor. If you find yourself in Alexandria, VA, drop by our retail store. And if you can’t make it to D.C., why not put in an order online?

We’ll even bring the popcorn to you. If you’re holding a special event in the Washington D.C. area, find out about having the Popped! Republic food truck roll on by.

Meet the Popped! Republic Team


Popped Republic Owner - Rich Arslan

 Rich Arslan

Owner and Popcorn Mogul

Hard work plus passion is always a recipe for success”

Though he loved his job in the pharmaceutical industry, Rich had always had the soul of an entrepreneur. Finally an idea “popped” up that he simply couldn’t ignore. As a popcorn lover and fan of D.C.’s thriving food truck scene, Rich thought, why not combine his two passions?

And like that, the Popped! Republic® nation was born.

After two years of research and hard work, Rich and his wife, Kristie opened a retail shop in Alexandria, VA, piloted their very first food truck over the 14th Street Bridge into Washington, D.C., and designed an online store that made it possible for the citizens across this great country to have the best-tasting gourmet popcorn in our nation’s capital delivered directly to their doors.

Kristie Arslan #2

 Kristie Arslan

Owner and Popcorn Promoter

Work at something you love and you’ll never spend a day of your life working.”

This motto drives Kristie, Popped! Republic’s chief promoter of all things popcorn. When not dreaming up Popped! Republic’s newest flavors and DC themed names, Kristie handles marketing and special event requests.

Let Us Add a Little “POP” to Your Next Event!

Popped! Republic
2381 S. Dove Street
Alexandria, VA  22314
(703) 299-0040

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