Grandma and Grandpa Myers (Dorothy and Tony) started by making this amazing kettle corn and selling it at farmers markets in Michigan and Arizona. After many years of long lines and sold out product, their grandson Kyle Behm dreamed of making this healthy treat available to everyone; after many entrepreneurial trials his dream became a reality.
Dorothy and Tony's Gourmet Popcorn Shop (previously Dorothy and Toto's Gourmet Kettle Corn) is based on a secret recipe that has been passed down between three generations of family. The original business began when Dorothy and Tony Meyers sold the "secret recipe" Kettle Corn at Farmer's Markets in Michigan and Arizona. Their loyal following became almost cult-like as people from every walk of life waited in long lines for this healthy treat.
The family observed the unusual demand for their product and began exploring ideas for opening a store in Michigan. They hoped to find a retail building in a friendly neighborhood where cars passing by could watch them popping corn in the store window.
Their dream became a reality as Dorothy and Tony’s Gourmet Popcorn Shop opened its first store and roastery on Plainfield Avenue in Grand Rapids, Michigan during the first week of January, 2010. It is a charming little store designed to be a neighborhood gathering place.
In 2013 the business moved from Plainfield to the Grand Rapids Downtown Market off of Ionia. It still stands as our home location today with 13 of our flavors.
In August of 2021, Dorothy and Tony`s Gourmet Popcorn Shop opened their second retail shop in the Grand Rapids Woodland Mall. The store carries all 13 of our flavors, a selection of over 100 craft sodas and a variety of cotton candy.