About Maggie's

We are a Veteran Family owned business!

Founder Maggie Burlingame and Daughter / Owner Mary Raley (From Left to Right: Founder Maggie Burlingame and Owner Mary Raley.)

Maggie's Popcorn & Nuts started in 1997 out of a Concession Trailer and Nut Cart. Maggie's would go around and do local events and festivals, eventually expanding into college ball games, concerts, and malls during Christmas time. Maggie's has been popping Gourmet Popcorn and Glazed Nuts for Twenty Years. We take pride in our product and only carry the finest ingredients. Every batch of popcorn is handcrafted in small batches and packaged with care. We now have a Store Front in the heart of Ottawa, Kansas.

Popcorn Cart

Maggie Burlingame (Founder)

Maggie Burlingame

Maggie's Popcorn and Nuts was founded by Maggie Burlingame and her husband Bill in 1997.  Between 1971 and 1980 Maggie served in the United States Navy. She was a Yeoman Second Class Petty Officer. Her duties included Secretary for Commanding Officers of Air Training commands, multinational organizations, and Commander in Chief of the Atlantic Fleet. She served her country for a total of 9 years. She also has two children, Charlie who also served in the United States Navy and her daughter Mary, who runs the store in Ottawa, Kansas.

Bill Burlingame (Co-founder)

Co-Founder Bill Burlingame is pictured here at the German Christmas Market in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Bill Burlingame enjoys doing local events and festivals. He is retired from owning his own construction company.  With Bill's expert carpentry skills, Maggie's has had many beautiful concession trailers and kiosks made by him.

Bill Birlingame

Charlie Burlingame 

Charlie Burlingame served in the United States Navy for 20 years.  He served as a First Class Aviation Electronics Technician. He was deployed to combat five different times and was responsible for the weapons and radar systems for the  F-14 Tomcat, F-18 Hornet, and the F-18 Super Hornet. He retired from his post in July of 2016

Charlie Burlingame

Mary Raley

(Shop Owner)

Mary Raley

Mary Raley has been cooking popcorn and nuts since she was twelve. Her parents Bill and Maggie Burlingame started the company in 1997. Mary Raley keeps the tradition going in her store front located in Ottawa ks.