Our Company

 We started selling popcorn and popcorn machines online in July of 2002 under the name Popcorn Machines Direct. After a few years in business, we realized there was a need for tasty, superior quality movie theater popping corn and we were frustrated by the lack of options in the marketplace. So we set out to develop our own.

After years of research (and many popcorn calories consumed!) we launched the Franklin's brand. We believe in providing uncompromising quality and flavor, and always doing right by our customer.


We're a group of local Seattle guys who are super passionate about what we sell and what we do. We're popcorn geeks and we're proud of it! We've tested and tasted every single product we offer on our website. If we dont like it, we wont sell it.

Our team is obsessed with providing you, our customer, with a superior shopping experience both before and after your purchase. When you email or call us, we will respond immediately. Not happy with your purchase? We'll do anything to make it right.

The Faces Behind Franklin's

Tal Moore


Tal founded the company and admits to a clinical obsession with movie theater popcorn. As a kid, he would ride his bike to the local theater every Tuesday to take advantage of "Tuesday dollar day" popcorn for $1, and he would sometimes watch the same movie week after week just so he could eat movie popcorn. One of Tal's favorite experiences is watching movies with a big bowl of delicious popcorn and an ice cold Coke with loved ones. 

Dave Stickland


After getting his MBA, Dave spent several years working for a national non-profit before getting struck with the desire to work with a small, fast, exciting company like Franklin's.  Dave believes cheese popcorn is better than all other popcorn flavors, loves his local sports teams, and has been listening to your favorite band forever.