Many people know Cinnabon very well from many trips to the mall or airports where you walk by the delicious sounding smell. Somehow the smell actually tastes good with these things.
Cinnabon started with their first location in Seattle. This location started the Cinnabon way on December 4, 1985.
Somehow the first franchise location was way across the country in Philadelphia, but the franchise system obviously worked for Cinnabon and it skyrocketed.
The franchise has grown exponentially and is still offering plenty of franchise opportunities. Cinnabons can be found in many high traffic areas like malls, airports, military bases, amusement parks, university campuses, etc.
The most popular item on the Cinnabon menu is the…Cinnabon. A Cinnabon is a giant cinnamon roll with warm frosting on it. More items have been added to the menu to include:
- Minibon – a smaller version of the Cinnabon Classic
- Minibites or Cinnabites – bite-sized versions of the Cinnabon Classic – sold in four-packs
- Pecanbon Bites – Bite-sized version of the Pecanbon roll used with smear instead of caramel.
- Caramel Pecanbon – a cinnamon roll topped with caramel and pecans.
- Chocobon – a classic cinnamon roll with chocolate sauce.
- CinnabonStix – sticks of baked Danish pastry dough covered in cinnamon and sugar usually dipped in frosting.
- Churro – a baked Churro with a cinnamon filling (makara cinnamon).
- CinnaPretzel – a soft pretzel made with cinnamon roll dough with a cinnamon roll in the bottom portion of the pretzel
- Center of the Roll – The middle of the classic cinnamon roll cut up into bite-sized pieces and topped with cream cheese frosting.
Jim Gaffigan on Cinnabon (Not a good sell, but funny!):
Cinnabon Grocery Items
There are a lot of co-branded items available at grocery stores with Cinnabon. They created products with Kelloggs, Grands, International Delights, Betty Crocker, and more. A sample of the grocery items Cinnabon has available include:
- Betty Crocker® Cinnabon® Cinnamon Streusel Premium Muffin Mix
- Cinnabon® Cream of Wheat®
- Cinnabon® Nuts
- CinnaMonkey Bread®
- Kellogg’s® Cinnabon® Cereal
- Kellogg’s® Cinnabon® Snack Bars
- Hanna’s™ Cinnabon® Candle
- International Delight® Cinnabon® Coffee Creamer
- Lender’s® Cinnabon® Cinnamon Swirl Bagels
- Grands!® with Cinnabon® Cinnamon
- Pillsbury Toaster Strudel® with Cinnabon® Cinnamon