Cinnabon is the world-wide leader in the cinnamon roll bakery category. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 1985, Cinnabon opened its first bakery on December 4, 1985 at Sea Tac Mall. At the time, only our Cinnabon Classic cinnamon rolls were served. The brand has grown dramatically since then. As of July 2005, the company had over 600 bakeries worldwide. These bakeries are located in 43 states, Puerto Rico and 30 other countries, leading to exceptional brand awareness around the world. Cinnabon bakeries are traditionally located in high-traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, universities, casinos, amusement parks, military bases, train stations and travel plazas.
Cinnabon opened its first non-mall bakery in 1991 when it opened in Detroit’s Wayne County Airport. The expansion and diversification has continued with the entry onto military bases (Elmendorf Air Force Base – September 1999), theme parks (Universal Studios Florida – June 2001), casinos (Harrah’s Laughlin – August 2001) and universities (Virginia Tech University – August 2002). Today, non-traditional venues represent nearly 35% of the domestic system and have helped to make the Cinnabon brand known around the world!