Cinnabon Franchise

Cinnamon roll bakery

Since 1969, 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.
If success was a freshly baked treat, it would be Cinnabon®.
  • Super sweet average net sales of $861,481 for the top quartile of franchise owners*
  • A global, iconic brand with enviable brand awareness and strong affinity with Millennials and Gen Z
  • A category leader that dominates the sweet treat segment
  • The strong support and tools of FOCUS Brands®

Become a Cinnabon® franchise owner, and
learn what it means to be the most popular kid on the block! Our
one-of-a-kind, insanely craveable baked goods and specialty beverages
have made Cinnabon® a world-class brand with world-class economics.

Cinnabon® owns the cinnamon roll
category, and we’re looking for people to grow our legacy and “bake”
good on the promise that is our brand.

The total investment necessary to begin operation of a Full Bakery
franchise ranges from $214,050 to $430,900 in a Traditional Location and
from $122,500 to $419,200 in a Non-Traditional Location. This includes
$30,000 to $30,400 that must be paid to the franchisor or their
The total investment necessary to begin operation of an
Express Bakery ranges from $23,100 to $43,500 in a new Schlotzsky’s®
restaurant and from $59,000 to $155,750 in any other location. This
includes $7,500 to $7,900 that must be paid to the franchisor or their
The total estimated investment necessary to begin operation of a Concession Bakery ranges
between $110,000 and $244,600. This includes $5,000 to $5,400 that must
be paid to the franchisor or their affiliates.
Veteran Incentives  $5,000 off franchise fee
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How much does it cost to open a Cinnabon Franchise?

The investment required to open a Cinnabon Franchise is between $23,100-$430,900. There is an initial franchise fee of $30,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Cinnabon name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    10-20 years
  • Renewal Fee:
    50% of current franchise fee

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When did the first Cinnabon open? 1969
When did Cinnabon start Franchising? 1986

United States: Nationwide

International: Worldwide

Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No Yes
Payroll No Yes

On-The-Job Training: 40 hours
Classroom Training: 40 hours
Additional Training: Additional training annually

Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security/Safety Procedures
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform

Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social media
Website development
Email marketing
Loyalty program/app

Franchisees required to buy multiple units/master licenses; 100% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 8 - 10

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (90% of current franchisees are owner/operators)

Business Experience:

  • Industry experience
  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills "Passion and enthusiasm in being a small business owner, and having the go-getter mentality… You've got to like people to do business at Cinnabon." - Mark Hong, director of franchise development

  • To calculate how much income a franchise owner can do at Cinnabon Franchise, may vary on factors like location, size etc., On the other side as a business owner your goals to maintain the quality of service while streaming sales high and expenses low. As any other franchise may include rent/mortgage, staffing/family, inventory supplies, utilities, administrative costs vise vera. Location to location and seasons the months costs may vary. Most franchises start up costs are typically fixed and they will cover most of the initial operating costs like signage, furniture, decoration and renovations.

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    Atlanta, GA


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