About Us



Delivering great food and amazing service is nothing new for our owner, Jeff Amann. As the former owner and manager of Sheri’s Cafeteria in St. Louis, he knows firsthand how to delight hungry customers.

When he was searching for the best kernels, he didn’t have to go far. In fact, he just had to look across the Mississippi River at Ella & Ollie’s Popcorn in Illinois.  Ella & Ollie’s heirloom seeds blossom into fluffy, giant popcorn with low hull, meaning less popcorn stuck in your teeth.

Ellie and Ollie’s is the perfect base for the unique flavorings you can find at Papa Bear’s. Try one of our most popular flavors, like Cheddar or Caramel.  If you’re more adventurous, grab a bag of Dill Pickle or Birthday Cake.  Keep your eyes peeled for our seasonal flavors that make a special appearance only once or twice a year. And if you have your own idea you’d like us to try, share it! We’re always looking for inspiration.

At Papa Bear Popcorn, we do things the old-fashioned way. Our goal is to make the freshest, most delicious popcorn, possible. That’s why we pop our popcorn daily, use fresh ingredients and create special recipes that you won’t find anywhere else.

Papa Bear Popcorn is located in Chesterfield, Missouri, but you don’t have to live near our store to enjoy our gourmet flavors. We ship all over the United States. You can also find us at Washington University and the Fox Theater in St. Louis.