Oklahoma Gourmet Popcorn all started as a written assignment in November 2015. Owner DJ Boles was in his senior year of college and had to write a business plan. The professor kept pressing that the students try to come up with something new, or find a niche in the market. DJ decided to write a paper about a popcorn store with all sorts of crazy flavors, the paper was titled Oklahoma Gourmet Popcorn. Throughout writing the paper he would send it to his dad for advice and to see if it had the potential of becoming something real. They both agreed that it could work.