We had the good fortune of connecting with Kroy Richardson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Kroy, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Kroykorn was created to encourage children with disabilities to dream big and never stop dreaming. In a world where the opportunities are endless even for children with specials need you can be almost anything you can imagine! Kroy often reminds me that his Autism is just a condition but not a restraint. He wants to ” live and dream in full color with his Kroykorn” and as his mom I intend to do just that! Kroykorn Gourmet Popcorn is vibrant and Bright and represents Kroy and his Big Personality.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Kroy, an eight-year-old Atlanta Native who loves Gourmet Popkorn SO much so that he created his own… “KroyKorn.”

Kroy, diagnosed with Autism in 2019, struggled like most children at the start of Covid-19. He quickly began to miss his regular activities, including Lunch Bunch at school and Movie Nite with Family. With everything going virtual, Kroy’s life changed drastically, and he needed an outlet; it was tough!

One night Kroy suggested Movie Nite to his mom but was quickly reminded that it too was missing something; it just wasn’t the same – his favorite Popkorn treat was not in attendance. The vendor was privately owned and had closed due to Covid. That same night Kroy had an “Idea,” and Kroy Korn was quickly born! Kroy and his mom started creating different flavors of his Korn, and the rest is history! Kroy now offers 15 different flavors as well as custom Party-themed Korn.

KroyKorn has recently been added as a featured Vendor with WALMART.COM
( https://www.walmart.com/search?q=+KroyKorn )

His treats are quickly taking over Atlanta and causing people to wonder What’s Poppin. This Popkorn is far from basic Buttered Korn. It’s “eat a bag in private” good!!! You should try it for yourself!! You won’t be disappointed!!! Come see What’s Poppin!!!!

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Kroy love the illumination exhibit at the Ponce City Market he is a lover of all animals and truly enjoyed the food and atmosphere there.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Minke Richardson my mom is my biggest supporters and had she not believed in me. KROYKORN GOURMET POPKORN would not be possible. Thank you Mom I love you.

Website: Www.kroykorn.com

Instagram: Www.instagram.com/kroykorn

Twitter: Www.twitter.com/kroykorn

Facebook: Www.facebook.com/kroykorn

Youtube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCIXW3LhWVNviDhnkZNYVyzg

Image Credits
Minke Richardson graphics/images

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