Cinnaholic, the vegan bakery acclaimed for serving innovative, gourmet cinnamon roll creations, has announced that its first San Diego location will open on August 12 at Mission Valley Mall, at 1640 Camino Del Rio N., at a kiosk located outside of Macy’s. The Mission Valley Mall kiosk will be the first of multiple planned Cinnaholic openings across the region, including the Gaslamp District, Pacific Beach, and North County Mall in Escondido.
The grand opening signifies continuous growth for the gourmet cinnamon roll chain. The new Mission Valley Mall location joins the flagship locations in Berkeley, California, Dallas, and Atlanta. Cinnaholic gained national attention after the company was featured on ABC’s hit show “Shark Tank,” and the brand began franchising in 2014. It now has 40 units in development, including Las Vegas, West Hollywood, Brea, and San Jose, California.
“There is a tremendous amount of excitement to serve the award-winning cinnamon rolls to the people of San Diego,” says Fred Auzenne, CEO of LF Development Group. “The launch of the first location here is an incredible opportunity to continue building excitement around the Cinnaholic brand and its growth, and we’re eager to see Cinnaholic continue to expand its presence nationally.”
Customers can choose from a variety of Cinnaholic’s signature frosting flavors and toppings to create a personalized cinnamon roll experience. The vegan bakery franchise was founded upon a commitment that all ingredients must be animal-free and free of dairy, lactose, eggs, and cholesterol.
Cinnaholic signed the agreement for the new California locations with LF Development Group, the development arm of Legacy Franchise Group LLC. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, LF Development Group partners with local operators to establish and manage franchise concepts across the country. The group has also signed agreements to open additional Cinnaholic bakeries in Colorado and Arizona.
“LF Development Group is the perfect team to grow the Cinnaholic brand in San Diego,” says Spencer Reid, president of Cinnaholic. “Their collective experience in the franchising industry is outstanding, and they truly understand the Cinnaholic concept and business model.”