Q: Do I need previous restaurant or franchising experience to become a Cinnabon® franchisee?

While we do prefer you to have previous experience, it is not required. Franchise candidates without sufficient restaurant experience will be requested to successfully complete a shadow program, which is an 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 program. NOTE: This does not replace our Cinnabon® WOW University training.

Q: Is Cinnabon® offering single and multi-unit bakery franchise opportunities?

Yes, we are currently seeking qualified candidates to open both single and multi-unit Bakery franchises.

Q: What are the initial fees and royalty fees?

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

Q: What type of training will I receive as a new Cinnabon® franchise owner?
  • Bakery Manager Training Program: 6 days of classroom and in-Bakery training.
  • Grand Opening Support: A member of the Training Department will conduct the Bakery opening, along with the Bakery franchise owner. 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.
Q: Does Cinnabon® offer financing?

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.

Q: How soon can I expect my Cinnabon® bakery franchise to open?

The opening of each new Cinnabon® Bakery franchise varies based on Bakery type as well as location of the new Bakery.

Q: Where are Cinnabon® bakery franchises generally located?

You will usually find Cinnabon® Bakeries in high-traffic locations, such as malls, premium outlets, and lifestyle centers.

Q: Will I have a protected territory?

You will have no exclusive or protected rights in your site selection area. However, if the accepted location for your Bakery is in a mall that contains less than 1,600,000 GLA (gross leasable area) square feet, we agree not to grant a Bakery to another franchise owner whose accepted location will be in the same mall as your accepted location.

Q: Will I receive guidance on purchasing equipment and supplies?

Yes. Cinnabon® has a preferred vendor program that covers all aspects of opening your Bakery franchise.

Q: Will I receive assistance in planning a Cinnabon® grand opening?

Yes. Every Bakery receives training, operations and marketing support, and PR and POS support. We are here to assist you every step of the way.

Q: How do I get started?
Click here to fill out our Request for Learn More form. We will contact you shortly at the number and/or email you provide.
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