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Focus Brands Changes Leadership

2007-11-07 The company says its reorganization will ensure franchisees receive the most effective and efficient resources possible.

Cinnabon Opens First Bakery in Aruba

2007-02-02 Cinnabon's new airport location represents a major part of the company’s international expansion plans. Eight others are scheduled to open in the region.

Cinnabon Signs Multi-Year Food Licensing Agreement

2004-09-13 Poore Brothers, Inc. plans to begin testing Cinnabon-branded snacks by February 2005.

AFC Enterprises to Sell Cinnabon for $30.25 Million

2004-09-08 Along with Cinnabon, Roark Capital Group’s Focus Group affiliate will acquire international franchise rights for Seattle’s Best Coffee in a deal that is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Cinnabon Offering Lower-Fat Menu Items

2004-08-04 Cinnabon is launching a new "better for you" menu strategy, beginning with two items: a lower-fat Strawberry Minibon and a fat-free Strawberry Frusia beverage.

AFC to Explore Cinnabon Sale

2004-04-21 AFC Enterprises has announced its intention to explore strategic alternatives for its Cinnabon subsidiary, including a possible sale.

AFC Enterprises Names Chris Elliott Cinnabon President

2003-01-23 After months of serving as the chain’s interim president, AFC Enterprise vet Elliott is officially at the helm.

Cinnabon Cinnamon Bread Headed for Grocery Shelves

2002-12-03 Cinnabon signs licensing agreement with Sun-Maid Raisin Bread.

Cinnabon President Resigns

2002-06-27 Cinnabon COO Chris Elliot will serve a president pro temp until a replacement is found for Gregg Kaplan.

Cinnabon Signs Agreement in South Korea

2001-05-01 Cinnabon, a subsidiary of AFC Enterprises, Inc., emerges into the South Korean market by signing a development agreement for 50 Cinnabon bakeries over the next six years.