SOURCE: Pop N Go, Inc.

May 22, 2006 09:30 ET

Pop N Go Launches Manufacturing in Shanghai

WHITTIER, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Pop N Go, Inc. (OTCBB: POPN) announced it has reached agreement with Shanghai Furong Industry Co. (Furong) of Shanghai to manufacture its award-winning healthy hot air popcorn vending machines. After many months of reviewing competitive proposals to produce the Pop N Go machine, including domestic and international sources, Pop N Go has selected Furong to produce its patented popcorn machines.

Furong was established in 1983 and specializes in manufacturing foodservice equipment for supermarkets, convenience stores and hotels. It has four factories encompassing 963,000 square feet and over 500 employees. Furong currently exports its products to Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand, Italy, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore, and sells its products in all the provinces of China, all of which are potential markets for Pop N Go's popcorn machine.

Furong has the capacity to produce in a timely manner the thousands of popcorn vending machines which Pop N Go expects to order based on the results of tests conducted in schools, hospitals, retailers, shopping malls and other venues.

Pop N Go's Consultants, T J Riley & Associates of Chicago, and China International Intellitech Corporation, based in Shanghai, were instrumental in identifying Furong as the manufacturer best able to meet Pop N Go's requirements.

Thomas Riley, President of T J Riley & Associates, stated, "We are pleased to have assisted Pop N Go in locating a manufacturer that will be able to provide a high quality product. We are impressed with the size of the worldwide market for Pop N Go machines and look forward to playing a significant role in Pop N Go's rapid expansion."

Mel Wyman, Pop N Go's CEO, said, "We expect full production to start in June. The first 200 machines should be shipped in August with installations beginning in September. The machines will be placed in high schools and middle schools where we can provide a whole grain popcorn snack that generates revenue for the schools and provides good nutritional value for the students. We will also be installing in large corporate facilities, hospitals and retail chain stores. We plan to install a minimum of 1000 machines by the end of 2006 and then increase our production to 500 machines per month in the year 2007."

Wyman further stated that, "Pop N Go is in discussions with Furong to join forces with Pop N Go to market popcorn machines in China and other countries in Asia. We are confident we have the right manufacturing partner to take advantage of the many marketing opportunities that are being presented to Pop N Go."

Pop N Go is working closely with a major international foodservice provider to develop a plan for the installation and sale of the Pop N Go popcorn machine to their large network of education, business, industry and retail locations. This network of customers also provides a natural venue for microwavable snacks made by Microwave Roasters, a Pop N Go subsidiary.

Mr. Frank Lu, Furong's General Manager, stated, "We have been impressed with Pop N Go's unique design and reliability and we are eager to start full scale production. We manufacture only high quality products and we look forward to helping Pop N Go meet the worldwide demand for its products. We are prepared to expand our production capacity to fill whatever quantity of orders are made by Pop N Go and we look forward to a long relationship."

For further information about this release and Pop N Go, contact Mel Wyman at 562-945-9351 and/or Rich Kaiser, Investor Relations, YES INTERNATIONAL, 800-631-8127.

About Pop N Go, Inc.

Pop N Go produces a unique hot air popcorn machine, capable of delivering single servings of fresh hot popcorn, which meets the demands of today's market. The company's self-contained equipment produces fresh popcorn for each customer while allowing the customer to watch the entire popping process. Pop N Go's machine is sized to fit almost anywhere (2'x2'), and can be used as a stand-alone vending machine or in a manual mode for traditional foodservice applications.

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    Rich Kaiser
    Investor Relations
    Yes International

    Mel Wyman