Who We Are

Our History

Mr. Sticky’s® Inc. started as a family business created and operated by Phil Poorman, his wife, and four children. In the beginning, the family was preparing and serving food in the Boarding House Restaurant at the Grange Fair and Encampment located in Centre Hall, Pennsylvania. A well known Sugar Valley baker, who was a cook at the restaurant, shared a sticky bun recipe with Phil. After several months reworking the recipe, an EXTREMELY ADDICTIVE STICKY BUN appeared on the breakfast buffet at the fair. As is often said, “The rest is history.” However, let us tell you the rest of the story.

Mr. Sticky’s complete bakery on wheels first appeared in May 2000 at the Citizens Hose Firemen’s Carnival in Jersey Shore, PA. Mr. Sticky’s concession trailer baked very sticky, sticky buns from scratch with the prep work and baking done inside the concession trailer. Mr. Sticky’s concession trailer was soon serving buns along Route 220 in Linden, PA. Folks were stopping by to purchase buns by the dozen and half dozen for office treats, birthdays, holidays, gifts, and celebrations of all kinds. Sticky buns were no longer just for breakfast anymore. It wasn’t long before a second concession trailer was on the road with both trailers featuring fresh coffee and Mr. Sticky’s Homemade Sticky Buns.

Due to year-round demand and the cold weather during winter time, especially when baking starts at 4 o’clock in the morning, it became obvious that Mr. Sticky’s needed a permanent location. Mr. Sticky’s, Inc. is now located in a permanent building, in the Golden Plaza, at 1948 East Third St, Williamsport, PA. We offer “Extremely Satisfying” sandwiches on Mr. Sticky’s homemade rolls, homemade soups, and salads. Our “Extremely Awesome“ customers may use our drive-thru window or pick up at the counter inside and relax in our dining area where temptation to eat dessert first is always present.

With four varieties of buns it is hard to decide which is the best: the regular Mr. Sticky, the walnut sticky, or the cinnamon bun loaded with Mr. Sticky’s own cream cheese icing or peanut butter icing topped with milk chocolate curls; so, come in, indulge, and you decide.

 Licensing & Franchise Opportunity

Interested in owning your own business? Why do you want to License with Mr. Sticky’s? These questions are extremely important to you and our organization. If you are not committed to working a business, then you and our company will have wasted valuable time, energy, and resources. We believe we have an excellent opportunity for those individual who are financially responsible and capable of satisfying the Licensing fee, equipment cost, store leasing or concession trailer build and fit-out.

If you are committed, then Mr. Sticky’s is the opportunity you’ve been looking for. We will partner with you to give you the benefit of our proven business model, strategic marketing, site selection assistance, menu selection guidance, and comprehensive training and support, giving you all the tools you need to succeed!

Some of the well-known franchises today will cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars; however, they didn’t start out that way. In the beginning they were a high risk, and now we know that some have been a high reward opportunity. We believe Mr. Sticky’s is a moderate risk, but a high reward opportunity. Why do we believe this? In one county in Pennsylvania, after the first year of operation, 19,000 Customers bought from our concession trailer. At a yearly sporting event for high schoolers, and our first time in that particular area, we sold more than 400 sticky buns in one day. At one of the largest fairs in Pennsylvania, we sell over 1000 sticky buns a day. At another location, next to a distribution warehouse for one of the nation’s largest carriers, many of the drivers will run up to the concession trailer, get their sticky bun, run back to their truck, and be on their way. Something gotta be good! (Just the other day, a truck driver of a different major hauler stopped his rig along the highway and got a half dozen walnut sticky buns).

We do have a unique product that is gaining national attention, primarily through word-of-mouth and truck drivers. Word of mouth and truck drivers are spreading the word about our sticky buns as far west as Minnesota and as far south as Georgia. Now is the time, if you are serious about licensing, to take a look at what we have to offer.

We have two different types of opportunities; 1) Obtaining a license for a new, non-existing location or; 2) obtaining a license, and ownership, of one of the Corporate owned, existing locations. For a non-existing location, minimal liquid capital required: $20,000.

Contact us today.

Mel King