Cinnabon Celebrates Successful Year for Franchise Sales in 2015

Award-Winning Bakery Franchise Announces Expansion Plans and Priority Markets for 2016 Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Cinnabon®, one of the world’s most beloved and irresistible brands, finished 2015 with $143 million in U.S. system-wide sales. While multi-channel growth and international expansion remain…
Restaurant People Report 3/09/15

East Coast Wings & Grill recently named Stacey Kane as Vice President of Marketing. With more than 20 years of experience working with and building multi-unit restaurant chains, some of Kane’s previous positions in the industry include Global Director of…
World Famous Cinnabon is Rolling in a New Leader

Joe Guith promoted to Cinnabon President, Kat Cole promoted to Group President, FOCUS Brands Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Joe Guith, Chief Operating Officer for Cinnabon, Inc., has been promoted to President of Cinnabon. Joe will continue to build on the strong…
Cinnabon Opens Milestone 100th Bakery through Pilot Flying J Partnership

Maker of World Famous Cinnamon Rolls® Gains Popularity in Travel Centers Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Cinnabon, Inc. this month celebrated the 100th opening with Pilot Flying J, a partnership that has fueled the fast growth of the bakery leader in travel…
Restaurant News Bites: Panera, Chipotle, Cinnabon, Red Lobster

Panera’s CEO: We Are Changing The Fast Food Industry, Again In the 1980s, Ron Shaich changed the industry by introducing a new fast food business model, which included handmade artisan food served in a pleasant dining environment.  Panera Bread turned…
How Kat Cole Operates Cinnabon Like a Tech Startup

There’s no software embedded in the gooey center of a Classic Roll. No app that dispatches dough from oven to frosting tray, no algorithm to calculate and dispense the precise amount of a toothsome concoction of sugar and cream cheese.…

Snack Leader in Bakery-Cafe Segment Continues Rapid Expansion; 200 New Domestic and International Openings in Development Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Cinnabon is on a roll. The iconic brand is returning to its roots in Washington to celebrate the opening of its…

Kat Cole, 34, got an unlikely start in the food industry. While in high school in Jacksonville, Fla., she worked part-time as a Hooters girl, serving beer and chicken wings in those tiny orange shorts. At age 19, she got…

FOCUS Brands Inc., the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants and cafes, announced today that Kat Cole has been named President of Cinnabon, Inc., the 25-year-old market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries with more…