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Cinnabon has been serving delicious goodies for over 25 years and seeks franchisees who are passionate about owning their own Cinnabon Bakery to continue expansion and create lasting memories for their Guests. Retail management or business ownership experience required.

Facts & Figures

Liquid capital required
Net worth required
$180,050 - $385,500
Franchise fee
Units in operation


The Sweet Difference

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Whatever you crave, Life Needs Frosting®

The Cinnabon® motto represents our world-famous goodies, but more than that, it’s also our very reason to exist. We provide balance in life – to Moms with kids and shopping bags, travelers with suitcases or anyone who wants to indulge. Cinnabon is an escape, a mini vacation, the frosting of life.

In 1985, foodies in Seattle, WA aspired to make “the world’s greatest cinnamon roll” for a new brand. After hiring a local baker, three months, hundreds of kitchen experiments, and many trips to Indonesia to find the best, most flavorful cinnamon, the team perfected the Cinnabon recipe and opened the first Bakery. Since then, the Cinnabon brand has become world famous and competes in the popularbakery franchise and coffee shop franchise environments.

With more than 1,200 bakeries in over 56 countries serving baked goods and specialty-blended beverages, our vision is quite simple – to be a global player in the snack industry and a best-in-classbakery and coffee shop franchise. As we promote the Cinnabon brand through multiple venue types, we’re focused on being diverse and flexible, from our Full to our Express and Co-branded Bakeries. To do this, we’ve assembled a team of experts in operations, marketing, development, training and much more.

We are seeking Franchise Partners who are passionate about owning their own Cinnabon Bakery franchise to create lasting memories for their Guests. Cinnabon owners are people who excel in the foodservice environment and enjoy giving back to their community. We all share the same goal – to help make you successful and happy each and every day.

Cinnabon offers Franchise Partners:

  • Single, multi-unit and co-branding Bakery franchise opportunities
  • An opportunity to be part of a world-famous brand
  • Efficient, customizable Bakery designs to maximize return on investment
  • Access to a dedicated and passionate Franchise Support Team

Cinnabon has been serving delicious goodies for more than 25 years. Together, we can create memories – for you, your family and most importantly, for your Guests. Make your dream a reality and experience the sweet rewards of becoming a Cinnabon Franchise Partner!

World Class Support

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At Cinnabon®, we're dedicated to the success of our Franchise Partners and are focused on providing world-class support and service based on respect and trust. When you join the Cinnabon family, you'll be working with experienced professionals who have extensive brand building, marketing, development and operational experience in all functions of the foodservice and bakery and coffee shop franchise industries. Here's a small taste of the service you'll receive:

Real Estate and Store Development

  • Prototypical design and conceptual layouts for new Bakery franchises
  • Full real estate services with a dedicated leasing team that will proactively identify new real estate opportunities and lead LOI proposal, lease negotiation, and lease review


  • Comprehensive, certified training for Franchise Partners and key managers in both the field as well as Cinnabon’s WOW University
  • Continuing corporate and on-site Bakery franchise training
  • Access to online training tools and development support
  • In-depth Bakery and coffee shop franchise operations manual

Operations and Field Support

  • Initial management training and on–site Bakery visits
  • Access to the corporate management team for business review and performance analysis
  • Inspections focusing on quality, service and cleanliness


  • Innovative, targeted Bakery and coffee shop franchise marketing plans
  • High-quality point-of-purchase, merchandising and local store marketing materials
  • Dedicated marketing and public relations staff to assist with marketing and media planning
  • Seasonal and local store marketing campaigns
  • In-house creative agency to provide Franchise Partners with unique, customizable advertising and branding materials

Product Development

  • Wide variety of delicious menu offerings
  • Delivery of world-class menu variety through continuous testing, improved products and expanded offerings
  • Operational support and quality assurance

Ongoing Support

  • Regular consultation visits from Cinnabon Franchise Business Consultants
  • Regular Q&A consultations
  • Business review analysis of store sales and performance vs. system-wide benchmarks
  • Password-protected Intranet

Costs & Criteria

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Cinnabon® is seeking highly motivated Franchise Partners to continue our franchise development. It is important that Cinnabon Franchise Partners have:

  • Restaurant management experience as an owner and /or operator*
  • Retail management or business ownership experience
  • Enthusiasm and passion for owning their own Cinnabon Bakery franchise and creating lasting memories for their guests
  • An enjoyment in giving back to their communities

The initial franchise fee to open one Cinnabon franchise is $30,000.Additionally, potential Franchise Partners should possess cash liquidity of $120,000 and a net worth of at least $400,000. The current approximate startup cost is about $250,000 (note that startup cost will vary for each individual franchisee).

For complete investment information and a franchise packet, please request more information and our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD).

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