Add a Little “Pop” to Your Day in D.C.

Washington D.C.’s popcorn revolution went mobile in May 2012.

This is when the very first Popped! Republic® food truck rolled into the Nation’s Capital – delivering the tastiest, hot air-popped popcorn in bold flavors with a D.C. twist.

In addition to traditional favorites like America’s Favorite, Capitol Caramel™, Congressional Cheddar™, K Street Kettle Korn™ and White House White Cheddar™, we offer a constantly changing selection of specialty flavors.

Follow our food truck and cast your vote for your favorite flavor. If you find yourself in Alexandria, VA, drop by our retail store. And if you can’t make it to D.C., why not put in an order online?

We’ll even bring the popcorn to you. If you’re holding a special event in the Washington D.C. area, find out about having the Popped! Republic food truck roll on by.

Meet the Popped! Republic Team


Popped Republic Owner - Rich Arslan

Rich Arslan

Owner and Popcorn Mogul

Hard work plus passion is always a recipe for success”

Though he loved his job in the pharmaceutical industry, Rich had always had the soul of an entrepreneur. Finally an idea “popped” up that he simply couldn’t ignore. As a popcorn lover and fan of D.C.’s thriving food truck scene, Rich thought, why not combine his two passions?

And like that, the Popped! Republic® nation was born.

After two years of research and hard work, Rich and his wife, Kristie opened a retail shop in Alexandria, VA, piloted their very first food truck over the 14th Street Bridge into Washington, D.C., and designed an online store that made it possible for the citizens across this great country to have the best-tasting gourmet popcorn in our nation’s capital delivered directly to their doors.

Kristie Arslan #2

Kristie Arslan

Owner and Popcorn Promoter

Work at something you love and you’ll never spend a day of your life working.”

This motto drives Kristie, Popped! Republic’s chief promoter of all things popcorn. When not dreaming up Popped! Republic’s newest flavors and DC themed names, Kristie handles marketing and special event requests.