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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#35 Ranked #53 last year
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Initial investment
$233K - $476K
Units as of 2021
1,648 8.9% over 3 years

Company Overview

Since 1985, malls throughout the world have been filled with the scent of Cinnabon. Each bakery serves fresh and prepackaged cinnamon rolls, Pecanbons (cinnamon rolls topped with pecans and caramel frosting), coffees and other drinks.

About Cinnabon

Industry
Food
Related Categories
Cinnamon Rolls, Baked Goods
Founded
1985
Parent Company
Focus Brands LLC
Leadership
Jim Holthouser, CEO

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
1986 (35 years)
# of employees at HQ
20
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
1,648 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
5620 Glenridge Dr. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30342

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Cinnabon franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$30,500
Initial Investment
$232,700 - $475,700
Net Worth Requirement
$300,000 - $580,000
Cash Requirement
$120,000 - $260,000
Veteran Incentives
$10,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
6%
Ad Royalty Fee
1.5%
Term of Agreement
20 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Cinnabon has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
36 hours
Classroom Training
20 hours
Additional Training
Additional training annually
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Ad Templates
National Media
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
Yes
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
Are exclusive territories available?
No

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Additional Rankings

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Ranked #35

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #28

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Ranked #107

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Updated: February 8th, 2021