Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann

Vanishing Ocean City With Bunk Mann
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Everett Fisher and Edmund Pusey opened a popcorn stand on the Boardwalk at Talbot Street in the summer of 1937. Known as Pixton’s Popcorn (Pixton was the maiden name of Mr. Pusey’s wife) they used a secret recipe developed by Mr. Fisher and sold hot buttered popcorn for 5 cents a bag.

When Pusey left the business after a few years, Everett Fisher continued to make popcorn under his own name and an Ocean City icon — Fisher’s Popcorn — was born. His son, Donald, began working with him and continued to operate the business while Everett served in World War II. It is reported that at times, war-time rationing affected Fisher’s Popcorn and if they ran out of butter would shut down until the next supply arrived — often several days later. According to well-respected local Virginia Harmon, “Mr. Fisher would not substitute his quality by using anything but real butter.”

Quality is still important today and popcorn continues to be sold from the original Ocean City location as well as online and from several locations in Delaware. Now a fourth generation family business, Fisher’s Popcorn has survived wars, storms and recessions for over 78 years.

Photo courtesy of Donald Fisher, Jr.