The franchisor of the Dippin’ Dots beaded ice cream outlets has acquired the franchisor of the Doc Popcorn kettle-cooked popcorn concept, the company said Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. For Paducah, Ky.-based Dippin’ Dots Franchising LLC, the deal will allow the flash-frozen ice cream brand to add popcorn to its portfolio of snack foods. Boulder, Colo.-based Doc Popcorn has about 90 locations in 30 states, Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico. All are ...

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