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Happy Birthday Dear Chicago Garrett Popcorn Shops® Celebrates the City of Chicago’s 175th Birthday with Complimentary CaramelCrisp® on National Caramel Popcorn Day, April 6

CHICAGO (March 2012) — Celebrate National Caramel Popcorn Day and the City of Chicago’s 175th Birthday with Garrett Popcorn Shops®!  Visit any Garrett Popcorn Shop on Friday, April 6 and receive a complimentary treat size serving of CaramelCrisp®.   The giveaway starts at 11 a.m. and continues for 175 minutes through 2 p.m. 

"We hope popcorn fans across the country will join us in this celebration of our beloved hometown," says Melissa Mikolajczak, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Garrett Popcorn Shops. "Chicago became a city in 1837.  112 years later, Garrett Popcorn arrived to make the city a little sweeter with CaramelCrisp®. We look forward to the next 175 years in Chicago!"

National Caramel Popcorn Day is one of 175 Days to Love Chicago; a 175-day series of programs, promotions, and fun history that celebrates the city’s birthday. The 175th anniversary of the city’s incorporation launched on March 4 and continues through August 26, 2012. The cultural calendar offers visitors and residents exciting opportunities to explore Chicago everyday. From special events to special packages at local hotels, the campaign showcases the breadth and vibrancy of Chicago’s cultural landscape. Visit to see all featured events.

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