King of Pops Rule Bay County's Sweet Treats

by Janet Pattison

BAY COUNTY, FL – Micah and Nicole Priest are the latest entrepreneurs to make a splash in the sweet treat market with their new business, King of Pops. The family-owned venture is bringing back the old school popsicle stand with a delightful new twist. The Priests, with five kids under the age of 18, were seeking a fun and engaging family business, and King of Pops was the perfect fit.

Micah, an Army veteran and wounded warrior, and his wife Nicole are no strangers to hard work and dedication. Their determination has led them to become the proud owners of a King of Pops franchise, covering the Bay County area from the west end of Panama City Beach to Hwy 20 up north, and as far east as Mexico Beach/Port St. Joe.

King of Pops is an Atlanta, GA-based company that started 14 years ago, creating healthy specialty popsicles. Their unique flavors and commitment to using natural, dye-free, gluten and dairy-free ingredients have made them a hit across the United States. The company began offering cart franchises around 2020, and the Priests were inspired by a friend's successful launch in South Walton County, Florida.

In September 2023, Micah and Nicole joined the King of Pops family and opened their franchise in Panama City. Their mobile pushcart is a delightful sight on sunny days, offering a wide variety of tasty popsicles that cater to all tastes and dietary requirements. You can get the classic flavors or fun flavors like Birthday Cake, Chocolate Sea Salt, Strawberry Lemonade and Banana Pudding.

The King of Pops franchise allows for flexibility and creativity in how their products are served. The mobile pushcarts can be rented out for any type of event, providing a refreshing and unique addition to birthday parties, weddings, corporate gatherings, and more. For those who prefer a more straightforward approach, the Priests also offer "Pop Drops," delivering their delicious frozen treats in packs to your event without the need for a cart rental.

If you're eager to try a King of Pops popsicle for yourself, you're in luck! The Priests can be found at the local farmers markets, offering their delightful treats to the community. You can find their schedule and more information on their Facebook page at

The King of Pops franchise is a testament to the resilience and determination of the Priest family, who have turned their passion for sweet treats and family bonding into a successful business. With a strong commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, the King of Pops reign over the sweet treat category in Bay County is sure to continue for years to come.