Want to be a cartrepreneur™?

For the first time ever, King of Pops is Franchising its cart opportunity.

It's a simple, approachable, and fun way to get involved in your community and make some extra cash.

It's easy to get started

It's easy to get started

In two or three months you could be behind your own brand new King of Pops Cart, rainbow umbrella and all.

It can range from a side hustle to a full time gig . . . that is up to you!

Why WE're Franchising

Why WE're Franchising

We've been in the business of creating UMOHs (Unexpected Moments of Happiness) since 2010. We've had a lot of success and have built a beloved Southern Brand. For years, folks have asked us if they could buy a cart from us and sell pops in their community. We were flattered but always politely said "no thanks."

Our sentiment changed in 2020 as Covid-19 quickly changed everything. We knew that there would be a lot of amazing people out of work or in a difficult financial position, eager for an opportunity to grow a business.

While we still operate a fleet of carts in Midtown Atlanta, we decided to invite other Cartrepreneurs™ to operate in their own neighborhoods.

From Festivals to Front Yards

From Festivals to Front Yards

Our cart does not need to be plugged in and can be set up nearly anywhere. We sell at some of the biggest festivals in the country (Governor's Ball, Bonnaroo, etc.), have thousands of established catering contacts, and access to dozens of parks, stadiums and corporate opportunities.

Build on what's already established and add your ideas to the mix - Burning Man themed Bar Mitzvah, Catering for Vin Diesel and crew at the next Fast & Furious movie, International Pillow Fight Day, or your Great Aunt Lucy's 100th Birthday ... you get the idea.

A pop you can be proud of

A pop you can be proud of

We've made hundreds of flavors over the years and continue to innovate. We are focused on sustainability, and push ourselves to work with as many amazing local growers and producers (including our own farm King of Crops) as possible.

Our partners are the first to get new flavors and help us build excitement around them.

Help us create unexpected moments of happiness

Help us create unexpected moments of happiness

It's our company purpose, and it's what keeps us more excited than ever about our business 10+ years into it.

We'd love your help spreading happiness across the South.

Territory Map

FAQ

Here is an FAQ section that we are constantly updating as people ask new questions. We are an open book. If we're allowed to answer legally - we will!

We encourage our franchisee's to focus on selling within their territory. However, if an event is taking place in a territory that does not have an owner or if the territory owner is unable to do the event and gives you permission - you are able to do it.

We have built out an online ordering portal where you'll be able to review available flavors and order.

We have a company owned distribution company that delivers weekly across the South. You are also able to pick up pops during pickup times in our warehouses in Atlanta, Charleston, and Charlotte.

No. Other than water you are not allowed to sell any other products that might compete with King of Pops.

We regularly get requests for prepaid events. As you establish your business, you'll get even more. If the request comes to you and the event is in your approved territory then it's all yours! If an event comes to you for another territory you should check with that partner to see if they are interested before booking it. We manage all of this through a CRM.

King of Pops Cart Franchisees are only allowed to deliver pops directly to customers or on their approved carts. There are incentives to connect wholesale leads with our sales team.

Yes, you should be primarily selling from the cart. You are also able to deliver pops directly to customers.

You will need a commercially insured vehicle to transport the cart. We’ve had success with pickup trucks, vans, trailers, and some SUVs. You can also add a hitch and cargo carrier to nearly any vehicle. Additionally ride share services and day rentals can help to supplement during the peak season. You will be required to have some type of transportation to get the cart around in order to become a Neighborhood Partner.

We sell a prepackaged good (not prepared on site) so it's different than a food truck and typically easier. That said, each locality will have its own rules. It is your responsibility to only sell where legally allowed.

Yes. You will be required to carry General Liability, Workers Compensation and Auto insurance.

On a scale of 1️⃣ to 🔟 it is a 💯. It is a lot of hard work, but there are more than enough opportunities to have fun.