Welcome back to Humor Nation. Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe is an iconic restaurant in the town of Riverdale. We have seen the main characters hang out at this place, grab a bite or a drink, and at times come up with a strategy to deal with an ongoing problem in their town. Pop Senior owned the diner. But due to his declining health, Pop took over it. The Tate had been the owner of the diner for more than 80 years. But in Chapter 12: Nighthawks, the Lodge Industries took over the diner from Pop Tate. He was allowed to stay as a manager in exchange for his silence. Luckily, later Veronica Lodge got back the diner from his dad in exchange for Whyte Wyrm.
Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe is open 24 hours and it is a common hangout place for the residents of the town. Pop has been very popular and loved among the residents. He has been working for years and he remembers the favorite order of his loyal customers. He wants to keep working at the diner until the day he dies. Pop takes really pride in his job and he loves doing his job and that’s how he has been doing it for such a long time. It was also the Pop’s where Fred Andrews was shot by Black Hood which changed the life of Riverdale residents forever.
Pop’s Chock’lit Shoppe was originally established as Pop’s Soda Fountain and Corner Pharmacy when it was started by Pop Senior. At the beginning, it served only pop and ice cream. It was somewhere in 1975-76 when Pop’s started facing strong competition from the Italian restaurant Luigi’s that Pop had to spend a lot of his savings money on an attractive neon sign to attract more customers.