Cinnabon Offers Sweet Support for Breast Cancer Research

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.

Cinnabon Honors Nurses with Free Sweet Treats

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.

Cinnabon Blends Mint and Oreo for New LTO Beverage

Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Cinnabon has introduced a new minty treat: the Oreo Mint Chillatta.

The new specialty beverage is available now at participating Cinnabon bakeries.

This creamy Chillatta is a blend of sweet cream, Oreo cookies, mint flavoring, and a ribbon of chocolate sauce, topped with whipped cream and crumbled Oreo cookie pieces.

QSR International Celebrates 100th Quiznos Unit in Ecuador

QSR International, a 141-unit multibrand master franchise quick-service restaurant developer conducting business in 15 countries throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, recently celebrated the opening of its 100th Quiznos restaurant in the new Paseo San Francisco Shopping Center in Quito, Ecuador.

Paseo San Francisco is located in the fastest-growing area of Ecuador’s capital city.

Africa: The Final Frontier?

They knew it wouldn’t be easy. Being the first U.S. quick serve to enter a foreign country always comes with a share of challenges.

But for Cinnabon’s executives, becoming the first U.S. franchise to open in Libya didn’t just include dealing with training and supply-chain difficulties. The brand also faced political instability that eventually resulted in a revolution.

Cinnabon Pulls Together $56,000 for Operation Gratitude

After a month-long campaign to raise money for troops overseas, Cinnabon raised more than $56,000 through a partnership with Operation Gratitude as part of its third-annual “Hugs from Home” campaign to send care packages to the military.

Throughout the month of October, guests who visited Cinnabon bakeries showed their support for this heart-warming cause by making donations. For every $1 contribution, guests received a $1 Cinnabon coupon.

HMSHost Opens Steak 'n Shake, Cinnabon in San Antonio

Global restaurateur HMSHost and Chef Johnny Hernandez are proud to announce a new joint venture at San Antonio International Airport that will take travelers on a culinary journey.

HMSHost was awarded an eight-year agreement with San Antonio International Airport to operate five new restaurants, with two additional sublease restaurant locations operating under the contract. HMSHost currently operates five existing restaurants at the airport.

Cinnabon Reaches Milestone with 1,000 Bakeries

Cinnabon is on a roll, returning to its roots in Washington to celebrate the opening of its 1,000th bakery.

In 1985, Cinnabon opened the doors of its first bakery in the Sea Tac Mall in Federal Way, a suburb of Seattle. Now, 27 years later, the company's 1,000th bakery will open in Vancouver, Washington.

In addition to growing its network of flagship and express bakeries to 1,000 in 2012, the Cinnabon brand has expanded its footprint to cover 48 states and 50 countries this year.