Our Story

Proper Popcorn is a classic concept reimagined--it’s not just a popcorn shop, it’s an experience. 


Started in Knoxville, Tennessee by the Johnson brothers, Proper Popcorn continues the tradition of this Maker City with our commitment to quality as Craft Popcorn Makers.


Come choose from our 50+ non-GMO, hand-crafted, small batch popcorn flavor combinations and create your perfect popcorn treat! Try samples of flavors you’ve never had before! Be daring with our Spicy Buffalo flavor, or go off the beaten path and try our delicious Dill Pickle popcorn! Don’t forget to complete your snack with a refreshing old-timey soda!


Proper Popcorn is the perfect place for a family outing, date night, or getting a gift for a loved one. Impress your coworkers or business associates with a unique gift they’ll actually want. Grab your next potluck contribution or Tennessee tailgate snack (GO VOLS!) from us, and you’re sure to be the hit of the party!

Proper Popcorn is your one-stop shop for homegrown goodness and hand-crafted cravings.

Serving Knoxville at two locations

Visit us at 9700 Kingston Pike or 29 Market Square downtown.