Baked desserts aren’t always at the forefront of customers’ dining decisions, but that doesn’t mean they need to be an afterthought. Cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweets have made their way onto menus of all types of limited-service restaurants, giving operators additional sales opportunities during lunch, dinner, and, increasingly, snacking periods.
Cinnabon plans to rapidly beef up its presence in the Bayou State by opening four mall-based franchise bakeries in the coming months in Louisiana.
Cinnabon has two Express bakeries inside Schlotzsky's restaurants in Alexandria and Lafayette, Louisiana, but the new locations would mark the only full bakery franchises in the state.
Cinnabon is seeking franchisees to develop bakeries in the following malls in Louisiana:
This fall, Cinnabon Bakeries are offering two new treats that provide a sweet and salty sensation in each taste. The Salted Caramel Center of the Roll and Salted Caramel Chillatta combine both sweet and savory.
The two menu additions are available now through November 2 at participating Cinnabon Bakeries.
Schlotzsky’s, home of The Original round toasted sandwich and Fresh-from-Scratch buns, today announced the grand reopening of the Schlotzsky’s location on Poplar Avenue in Memphis, Tennessee. The unit now features a Cinnabon Express inside, offering Memphis residents a fresh-baked sweet treat in addition to its sandwich menu. Schlotzsky’s is inviting the local community to stop by the celebration on September 9, which begins at 10:30 a.m. The first 50 customers to purchase six-pack of Cinnabon treats will receive free Schlotzsky’s for a year.
When George Michel took the chief executive reins at Boston Market in October 2010, he inherited a concept with a tumultuous 25-year history that included bankruptcy, a headline-grabbing purchase—and subsequent sale—by McDonald’s, uneven numbers, and fading consumer interest.
In no time, though, Michel instituted a number of changes to stabilize Boston Market, including one unusual initiative: making interaction with restaurant guests one of his top priorities. “Being close to the customer is critically important,” he says. “I get to learn what they value, what they appreciate.”
Schlotzsky’s announced the opening of its newest Lotz Better location at 3530 NW Center Drive in Fort Worth. The new restaurant brings more than 40 jobs to the local economy.
Just in time for warm weather, Cinnabon is kicking off the season with a line-up of sweet summertime beverages, including one that pairs the bakery brand with delectable Reese's Peanut Butter Cups for the first time. The refreshing and indulgent drinks are available now at participating Cinnabon bakeries.
The Sweet Summertime beverage lineup includes:
The foodservice industry has come a long way since the days when it was dominated by men, with more than half of the restaurant talent pool now made up of women. From the front counter to the corner office, women are increasingly influencing the future of the industry.
When Cinnabon president Kat Cole participated in the CBS show “Undercover Boss,” she bonded with Mayra Vargas, a bakery employee. As Vargas spoke of her mother’s battle with breast cancer and her family’s challenges, the inspiration to provide guidance and support became a mission of Cole’s.
Cole and Vargas were invited back for the season finale, “Epic Bosses,” which aired this Friday, May 17. On the episode, Cole announced “Sweet Support”, a nationwide fundraiser to support breast cancer.
As a sweet thank you for the remarkable service nurses provide, Cinnabon and The DAISY Foundation are celebrating National Nurses’ Week by offering nurses free Cinnabon cinnamon rolls when they show their healthcare badges at participating bakeries May 6–12, 2013.
In addition to the Classic Roll, nurses this year can receive a Minibon Roll, a smaller version of the Cinnabon cinnamon roll.