April 10, 2023 2 min read

Fisher's Popcorn is a staple treat on the boardwalks of Ocean City, Maryland, and the surrounding coastal areas. For those who have enjoyed the sweet and salty snack, you may have noticed that there are two Fisher's Popcorn businesses in the area. This may raise questions for those who are curious about why there are two businesses with the same name.

To understand the reason behind the two Fisher's Popcorn businesses, we need to go back to the beginning. In 1937, Everett Fisher and Edmund Pusey went into business together and opened Pixton's Popcorn on the boardwalk at Talbot Street in Ocean City. The stand was named after Edmund's wife's maiden name. Everett and his son, Donald Fisher, worked hard to make their delicious caramel popcorn under their secret recipe. However, after some time, Edmund decided to leave the business, and Everett continued on making caramel popcorn under his own name.

Donald Fisher decided to stay in the family business and worked closely with his father. When Everett was drafted into the military during World War II, Donald ran the operation of the stand. After his father's passing, Donald continued to run the Fisher's Popcorn stand on the boardwalk in Ocean City.

Later on, in the 1980s, Donald's daughter, Marty, and her husband, Bill, decided to branch out and started their own Fisher's Popcorn store in Fenwick Island, Delaware. The couple had four children, and all of them worked in the store at a young age. The family continues to run the Fisher's Popcorn stores in Fenwick Island, Bethany Beach, and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. These stores are independent of the original Ocean City location.

So now we know why there are two Fisher's Popcorn businesses. The original stand on the boardwalk in Ocean City, run by Donald Fisher until his passing, and his daughter's stores in Delaware. Despite the two separate businesses, both sell the same delicious caramel popcorn recipe that has been perfected over the years. Whether you are enjoying a tub of Fisher's Popcorn on the beach, at home, or anywhere in between, you can enjoy the taste of a family legacy that has been around for over 80 years.