Knowing Your Neighbors: Hayward Main Street Gourmet Popcorn

The shop is small but one that pops some big flavors.

What started as a little tourism business in Hayward soon kerneled into a popcorn company that’s being enjoyed nationwide.

Hayward Main Street Gourmet Popcorn is a small shop but one that pops big flavors.

If things are popping at Hayward Main Street Gourmet Popcorn, it’s because an entire family works hard for each kernel.

“We’re a little gem on Main Street in Hayward. It grew a lot faster than we thought,” said owner Jen Vobornik.

She bought the business in 2013. 

“I had lots of friends say why would you do that and I said why not,”said Vobornik.

She had quit her job as a special education teacher so her family including ten kids could have a place to work and learn life lessons.

“I like working with my brother Jamie, It’s a close family bond and I like working the register,” said Savanna Vobornik.

Hayward Main Street Gourmet Popcorn sells nearly 45 different flavors of popcorn, everything from bacon to caramel apple. However, the Hayward Mix outsells them all.

“I’ve been told it’s the best thing out there. You can’t find anything else like it. I believe that because I eat it everyday,” said Vobornik.

Not only locals in Hayward and tourists have come to love kernel after kernel. The shop sells online and recently created a popcorn party business with nearly five hundred consultants.

“I get people from around the country that tell me it’s a major addiction in their household now. If you haven’t had it, you gotta try it,” said Vobornik.

Soon the shop will be two businesses under one roof, online and retail.

“Everyday that grows and it’s getting exciting,” said Vobornik.

This is one family that keeps things popping.

“It just makes you feel good. It’s a feel good food,” said Vobornik.

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