15 Things You Didn’t Know About Cinnabon Slideshow
15 Things You Didn’t Know About Cinnabon
It’s Owned by the Folks Who Own Carvel
The COO Got the Job at Age 33
Kat Cole got her start as a server at a fast-casual chain and worked her way all the way up the ladder to become the company’s president and COO before turning 35. Now 39, she’s overseen major growth for the company.
The Recipe Was Finalized by a Woman Who Dubs Herself “The CinnaMom”
The First One to Open Outside of a Mall Opened in an Airport, Naturally
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, to be exact.
They Bake for 14 Minutes
The standard cinnamon roll recipe requires a bake time of around 27 minutes, and much of Cinnabon’s recipe testing revolved around cutting that time down as much as possible.
Cupcakes Were Added to the Menu in 2000, but Discontinued
Hey, they can’t all be winners. Remember PizzaBons?
There’s Cinnabon Vodka
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?
They Were the First Chain to Open in Libya After Gaddafi’s Ouster
A two-level Cinnabon opened in Tripoli in July 2012, and several more have opened in the country since.
Operators Have Three Options for Preparing the Rolls
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, customers will be able to see (and smell) the process happening in full view.
They Have a Huge Cairo Location
There are Cinnabon locations all over the world, including in Pakistan, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Curaçao, and Romania. The largest location outside of the United States and Canada is located in the Stars Centre in Cairo, Egypt.
The Busiest Cinnabon Is in Las Vegas
It’s inside the Las Vegas airport, of course.