About Cretors

Founded by Charles Cretors in 1885, our company has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the popcorn industry, introducing innovations that have shaped the way we enjoy this beloved snack.

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Concession Food Industry Equipment Leaders

Since the day that Charles Cretors started our business well over a century ago, we have proudly served the multi-billion dollar concession food industry on a global scale. By consistently listening to our customers’ business needs and developing machinery to help them prosper, we are proud to be considered an essential, long term partner for so many of the great companies in this dynamic industry.

Cretors manufactures a vast variety of popcorn making machines, in addition to other concession related food equipment, including:

  • Small Poppers
  • Mid-Sized Poppers
  • Large Poppers
  • Hot Air Poppers
  • Gourmet Retail Equipment
  • Display & Cornditioner
  • Cabinets
  • Topping & Dispensing Equipment
  • Cotton Candy Makers
  • Oil Pumps, Heaters & Warmers
  • Nacho Making Equipment
  • Hot Dog Roller Grills & Cradle Cookers
  • Specialty Equipment
  • Pizza Oven & Humidified Food Warmer
  • Supplies & Cleaning Equipment
  • Industrial Scale Equipment

COVID-19 Safety Equipment

Continuing our long standing tradition of always meeting the current needs of our customers, Cretors has introduced a full line of COVID-19 related products to help them contend with the unprecedented challenges that the food service industry is currently facing.

  • Hand Sanitizer Dispenser Counter Stands
  • Hand Sanitizer Floor Stands
  • Hand Wipe Dispensers
  • Mobile Floor Shields
  • Sanitizing Chambers
About Cretors.
Floating Popcorn Piece.

Our Mission

To continue to lead the way in design and delivery of equipment solutions for the concession and snack food industry. As a fifth generation family business with a long tradition of exceptional quality, we take pride in providing revolutionary, profitable goods and services to our customers.

Floating Popcorn Piece.
Inventors of the Popcorn Machine 

Inventors of the Popcorn Machine 

Dating back to our family owned company’s founding in 1885, C. Cretors & Company is considered the true pioneer in the field of popcorn and other food service product making equipment for a variety of industries, such as movie theatres, stadiums, amusement parks, retail establishments and many other types of businesses where delicious and fresh concession style food is so popular.

From the creation of horse drawn popcorn wagons and peanut roasters more than 100 years ago to the manufacturing of today’s cutting edge machinery, we have led the industry in innovation for more than 135 years. Still operating from our home base in the Chicago, IL area our company has been passed down through multiple generations of the Cretors family.

No matter the type of concession business our customers operate, we have machinery that is designed and scaled to meet their unique needs. We work closely with our customers to ensure that our products are maximizing the business opportunities available in their respective industries.


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Solar Powered

Cretors fulfills all of its electrical power needs through the solar panel installation on the roof of our factory. Solar panels draw their energy from the sun, a renewable resource that never diminishes. We installed the solar energy system to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, thereby improving air quality and protecting the environment.


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