It began as a simplified version of a grandmother's recipe, and turned into a sweet smelling global sensation. In 1985, Restaurants Unlimited hired Bainbridge Island, WA resident Jerilyn Brusseau to create a recipe for the perfect cinnamon roll. After three months, and 1,000 attempts, the now famous Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll was introduced through its first location in Seattle's Sea Tac Mall.
The company quickly began franchising in 1986, opened its first international location in 1987, and celebrated its 500th bakery in September 2001. Today, Cinnabon bakeries range in size from 400 to 1,200 square feet, and are found in malls, airports, travel plazas, hospitals, casinos, universities, train stations, and theme parks worldwide. Bakeries are also found in a number of different formats and in a wide variety of locations, including a mobile bakery stand, kiosk, and street side.
Now a division of FOCUS Brands, Cinnabon is poised for growth as the cinnamon roll craze continues around the globe. Because our bakeries are modern versions of the traditional neighborhood bakery, our guests are always guaranteed unique and delicious treats in a warm and friendly atmosphere - just like grandmother used to make.
When you join the Cinnabon® franchisee family, you will be partnered with experienced professionals who have extensive brand-building and operational experience in all functions of the food service industry. We are passionate about the Cinnabon® brand, our guests, employees and franchisees. Our commitment to you is to provide you with world-class franchise support and service based on respect, trust and dedication to the success of your business.
The main areas of support that we provide include:
- Research and Development
- Development Services and Technology
Cinnabon is seeking hands-on operators with some business ownership experience, who are willing to work hard, have a positive attitude for and be able to operate independently while following the franchise system.
Financial Requirements: $100,000 minimum liquid assets, $400,000 minimum net worth