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Food & dining

A kernel of an idea expanded to a popcorn truck

The International Metro Van travels in Andover and recently was licensed for North Andover.

She’s a school nurse and he works for the fire department, but the husband-and-wife team had been casting about for a small food business to run on the side. Jo-Anne, who grew up in the Midwest, was an avid home cook and baker. “As of last fall,” says Scott, “we’d done some travel here and there and seen some gourmet popcorn shops in Chicago and elsewhere.” Jo-Anne says her mother, Jayne, was “a real popcorn lover.” Adds Scott, “We just put two and two together.”

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