10 Things You Didn't Know About Cinnabon (Slideshow)

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It’s Owned by FOCUS Brands
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In 2004, Cinnabon was acquired by affiliates of an Atlanta-based private equity firm called Roark Capital Group; in that year Cinnabon along with Carvel, Seattle’s Best, and Moe’s were spun off to create their own company, called FOCUS Brands.   

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The CEO Got the Job Before She Turned 35
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She got her start as a server at a fast casual chain, and worked her way all the way up the ladder to become one of the youngest CEOs in the business. 

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The Cinnabon Classic Contains 890 Calories
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It also contains 36 grams of fat, 17 grams of saturated fat, 20 milligrams of cholesterol, and 59 grams of sugar. You might want to share. 

 

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They Use Makara Cinnamon From Indonesia
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The founders spent months tracking down the perfect cinnamon; it’s also the one used for Pillsbury Grands and Cinnamon Toaster Strudels. 

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Cupcakes Were Added to the Menu in 2000, but Discontinued
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Hey, they can’t all be winners. Remember PizzaBons?

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There’s Cinnabon Vodka
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In 2013, Cinnabon teamed up with Pinnacle Vodka to introduce Cinnabon Vodka. We’ll let you know when we find a suitable mixer for it. Hot chocolate maybe?

 

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They Were the First Chain to Open in Libya after Gaddafi’s Ouster
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A two-level Cinnabon opened in Tripoli in July 2012, and there are plans to open as many as 10 more. 

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The Caramel Pecanbon Has More Calories than the Classic
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The Caramel Pecanbon is their unhealthiest offering by far, packing 1,080 calories, 50 grams of fat, 20 grams of saturated fat, and 76 grams of sugar — nearly double the amount in a can of Coke.

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Operators Have Three Options in How to Prepare the Rolls
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Should you decide to open a franchise, you’ll be presented with three options: The rolls can be shipped to you “FTO,” or freezer-to-oven, where all you have to do is bake them; as prepared dough, where dough is thawed and made into rolls on-location; or from scratch, where you’re sent a proprietary mixture of dry ingredients which you mix with flour, margarine, yeast, and other ingredients. If the rolls are made on-site, you’ll be able to see it happening in full view. 

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They Have a Huge Cairo Location
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There are Cinnabon locations all over the world, including Karachi, Pakistan, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Curacao, and Romania. The largest location outside of the United States and Canada is located in the Stars Centre in Cairo, Egypt. 

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