Franchise Process 2017-11-16T15:13:26+00:00

“Make your own success story”

Franchise Process

Let Cinnabon® give you a chance to make people’s mouths water. If you want to be a part of the best bakery franchise in the world, we will guide you through the process and stand beside you the whole way.



Complete the ‘Request for Consideration Form’ and schedule introductory call with our Director of Franchise Development.



Review our FDD and submit Franchise Approval Application.



Phone Interview then visit Cinnabon corporate office in Atlanta.



Site visit and selection. Lease negotiation. Finalize lease.



Finalize leasing details and begin construction!



Coordinate grand opening event, employee training, and location outreach.

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Franchise Investment

We can provide the following range of initial investments to open a franchise:


Initial Franchise Fee






Total Investment

*Please note that there is a discount offered on franchise fee for franchisees who commit to a multi-unit deal.
Please ask our Director of Franchise Development for more info.

**Leasehold Improvements

Franchise Investment Resources

Available to you

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers Below

We understand this is a big decision and that you have a lot of questions. Below are the most frequently asked questions we receive from potential new partners. We are happy to answer any additional questions you have. Please feel free to contact us.

While we do prefer you to have previous experience, it is not required. Franchisee candidates without sufficient restaurant experience will be required to successfully complete our internship program, which is a three-day, unpaid evaluation program where you will receive hands-on Bakery franchise training. A written evaluation of your training and our recommendations for next steps will be provided at the end of the three-day program. NOTE: This does not replace our Cinnabon® WOW University training.
Yes, we are currently seeking qualified candidates to open both single and multi-unit Bakery franchises.

Initial franchise fee:
Full Bakery: $30,000

Royalty Fee:
Full Bakery: 6% of Net Sales

Advertising Fee:
Full Bakery: 1.5%-3% of Net Sales

  • Bakery Manager Training Program: 10-12 days of classroom and in-bakery training.
  • Grand Opening Support: The Franchise Business Consultant and a member of the Training Department will conduct the Bakery opening, along with the Bakery Franchisee. A follow-up support visit will take place after the Grand Opening.
  • Bakery franchises will be equipped with job aid manuals and crew training manuals for core menu items as well as promotional items throughout the year.
  • Regular visits from a Franchise Business Consultant and the Cinnabon® Training Department.
No. We do not provide financing; however, we do have a relationship with a third-party vendor who will assist you in obtaining the financing you will need.
The opening of each new Cinnabon® Bakery franchise varies based on bakery type as well as location of the new Bakery.
You will usually find Cinnabon® Bakeries in high-traffic locations, such as malls, premium outlets, and life-style centers.
Cinnabon® does offer protected territories, although the area of protection is dependent on the type and location of the Bakery franchise that you are opening.
Yes. Cinnabon® has a preferred vendor program that covers all aspects of opening your Bakery franchise.
Yes. Every Bakery receives training, operations and marketing support, PR and POS support. We are here to assist you every step of the way.
Click here to fill out our Request for Consideration Form, and to download our franchise kit. We will contact you shortly at the number and/or email you provide.

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