Cinnabon Rewards Nurses with Free Classic Roll

Atlanta (May 2, 2012) – In appreciation of the extraordinary service nurses provide, Cinnabon® and The DAISY Foundation are celebrating National Nurses Week by offering these professionals a free Cinnabon Classic Roll when they show their healthcare badges at participating bakeries May 6-12, 2012*.

Founded in January 2000, The DAISY Foundation was created to honor the extraordinary care that nurses provide on a daily basis. More than 1,200 healthcare organizations are committed to honoring their nurses throughout the year in the US, Canada, Asia, Middle East and the UK.

“We at Cinnabon believe in The DAISY Foundation’s mission to recognize the outstanding care nurses provide on a daily basis,” said Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “We look forward to this opportunity each year to serve those who serve others with unconditional dedication, and hope the aroma of our Makara® cinnamon reminds nurses how special they are as they enjoy our products throughout the year, but especially during this well-deserved week.”

Bonnie and Mark Barnes established The DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses after their son, Patrick, died of complications from an auto-immune disease. During his hospital stay, Pat would only eat Cinnabon rolls, and he insisted his nurses have some, too. The DAISY Award has been given to more than 30,000 nurses to date and 130,000 have been nominated.

For more information about the Nurses Week promotion or to learn more about The DAISY Foundation, please visit www.cinnabon.com or www.DAISYFoundation.org.

* Limit one (1) free Classic roll per nurse for one-time only during the promotional period. Valid only at participating U.S. bakeries. Not valid at airports or travel plazas. No purchase necessary. No cash value.

About Cinnabon,Inc.

Founded in Seattle in 1985 and now based in Atlanta, Cinnabon, Inc. is the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries. The company serves fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon currently operates more than 800 franchised locations worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers, academic institutions and military establishments. Cinnabon is also a multi-channel licensor, partnering with other companies to provide brand licensed products at foodservice and retail venues. Visit www.cinnabon.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @Cinnabon or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/Cinnabon

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Cinnabon to Give Away Free Cinnabon Bites On Tax Day

April 11, 2012 (Atlanta) –Once again, Cinnabon is rewarding guests during one of the most stressful times of the year with its annual Tax Day Bites! promotion.

“We want to remind people that Life Needs Frosting® – especially during hectic times,” said Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “Tax Day is the perfect excuse to reward ourselves with a free sweet treat!”

Participating U.S. mall-based Cinnabon® bakeries, as well as Schlotzsky’s and Carvel co-brand locations, will give away two free Classic Cinnabon Bites on Tuesday, April 17 from 6 to 8 p.m.*

To learn more about the event, visit the company’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/cinnabon.

* While supplies last. Limit one offer per guest during the entire promotion. Counts vary by store. Valid only at participating U.S. mall-based bakeries, and Schlotzsky’s and Carvel co-brand locations. Cinnabon Bites may be substituted with other offering. Not valid at airports or travel plazas. No purchase necessary. No cash value.

About Cinnabon,Inc.

Founded in Seattle in 1985 and now based in Atlanta, Cinnabon, Inc. is the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries. The company serves fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon currently operates more than 800 franchised locations worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers, academic institutions and military establishments. Cinnabon is also a multi-channel licensor, partnering with other companies to provide brand licensed products at foodservice and retail venues. Visit www.cinnabon.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @Cinnabon or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/Cinnabon.

About FOCUS Brands

FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes in 47 states and 42 countries under the brand names, Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, and the franchisor of Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Based in Atlanta, the primary objective of FOCUS Brands is to “FOCUS on making people happy.” Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more. 

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Cinnabon Adds World Famous Cinnamon Roll Flavor To Beverages

-Cinnabon Flavored Coffee Chillatta and Cinnabon Flavored Iced Coffee-

Atlanta (Feb. 8, 2012) –Cinnabon® bakeries are now serving up the world famous cinnamon roll flavor in coffee. Now through May 20, Cinnabon Flavored Coffee Chillatta® and Cinnabon Flavored Iced Coffee are available at participating bakeries.

The Cinnabon Flavored Iced Coffee has hints of brown sugar, vanilla and Makara® cinnamon, making it the most bon-like coffee yet. The Cinnabon Flavored Coffee Chillatta is a frozen, blended beverage that contains Makara cinnamon and vanilla flavors blended with a ribbon of caramel and topped with whipped cream.

“These new specialty beverage flavors give our guests an additional opportunity to enjoy the Cinnabon flavor they love,” said Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “Whether it is blended or over ice, the Cinnabon coffee flavor is sure to ‘wow’ taste buds.”

The suggested retail price of the Cinnabon Flavored Iced Coffee is $1.99 (16 oz.) and $2.29 (24 oz.), and the Cinnabon Flavored Coffee Chillatta is $3.99 (16 oz.) and $4.49 (24 oz.).

For more information about Cinnabon, visit the company’s website at www.cinnabon.com.

About Cinnabon,Inc.

Founded in Seattle in 1985 and now based in Atlanta, Cinnabon, Inc. is the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries. The company serves fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon currently operates more than 800 franchised locations worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers, academic institutions and military establishments. Visit www.cinnabon.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CinnabonInc or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/Cinnabon

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Cinnabon Aims to Spread the Warmth

Celebrate the Season with Random ‘Packs’ of Kindness and New Beverages

Atlanta (Nov. 22, 2011) The holiday season has arrived, and with it comes shopping, family and Cinnabon. From the beginning of November into the New Year, Cinnabon invites you to “Spread the Warmth” this holiday season.

From the introduction of a new Chillatta, to the charitable Facebook contest, Cinnabon has the spirit of the season, and whether it’s treating yourself or surprising someone else, Cinnabon is the perfect indulgent gift.

The new Peppermint Creamy Chillatta joins the Cinnabon lineup on blended beverages for a limited time only! Crushed peppermint and ribbons of chocolate adorn this sweet seasonal treat. By popular demand, Cinnabon will keep the Fruity and Tangy Chillattas on its menu. Most bakeries will also be introducing Iced Coffee.

CinnaPacks make great gift alternatives as well as additions to holiday meals. CinnaPacks are enough to treat everyone in sizes of 4-count and 6-count of Cinnabon rolls or 9-count and 15-count of Minibon rolls – each available in traditional Classic or Caramel Pecanbon.

“We want to be a memorable part of any special holiday gathering,” said Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “Anyone can show up to the office or family dinner with a traditional dessert, but the reactions and excitement we receive when we surprise people with our CinnaPacks are priceless. That’s why we’re encouraging our Guests to share those reactions with us on our Facebook page. In addition to giving the gift of Cinnabon, we want to reward people who spread the warmth and give to other in their communities.”

Cinnabon invites anyone to participate in its “Random Packs of Kindness” Facebook contest. A friend, family member, colleague, volunteer group, or even a stranger makes the perfect recipient. A video or picture submission of the random act of kindness can be entered for a chance to win weekly prizes of free CinnaPacks, or the grand prize of $2,500 cash and a $2,500 donation to the charity of the winner’s choice.

For more information about the “Random Packs of Kindness” Facebook contest visit the Cinnabon Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Cinnabon.

Cinnabon Sends Holiday Care Packages to Troops Overseas

Atlanta (Sept. 30, 2011) For the second year in a row, Cinnabon is partnering with Operation Gratitude to raise money to send “Hugs from Home” care packages to our heroes overseas.

October 1 through 31, Guests can support this heart-warming cause by making donations at participating bakeries. For every $1.00 contribution, they will receive a $1.00 “Cinnabuck” valid on their next visit.

Guests can also use their cell phones to support our troops. For every Foursquare check-in to a bakery, Cinnabon will make a $1.00 donation to Operation Gratitude, for a maximum donation of $10,000.

“We are proud to spread the warmth of our baked goods to our guests throughout the year,” said Kat Cole, Cinnabon president. “It’s important for us to serve those who serve others, so we wanted to send our troops some sweet memories of home during the holiday season.”

For more information about the Hugs from Home promotion or to learn more about Operation Gratitude, please visit www.facebook.com/Cinnabon or www.OperationGratitude.com.

About Cinnabon,Inc.

Founded in Seattlein 1985 and now based in Atlanta, Cinnabon, Inc. is the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries. The company serves fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon currently operates more than 800 franchised locations worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers, academic institutions and military establishments. Visit www.cinnabon.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CinnabonInc or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/Cinnabon.

About Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude annually sends 100,000+ care packages filled with snacks, toiletries, entertainment items and personal letters of appreciation addressed to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed in harm’s way, to their Children left behind and to Wounded Warriors recovering in transition units. Our mission is to lift morale, bring a smile to a service member’s face and express to our Armed Forces the appreciation and support of the American people. Each package contains donated product valued at ~$100 and costs the organization $15 to assemble and ship. Since its inception in 2003, Operation Gratitude has shipped more than 685,000 packages to American Military deployed overseas. Visit www.OperationGratitude.com for more information.

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Cinnabon Invites You to “ReTreat Yourself” with New Summer Flavors

Oreo® Blended Beverage and Flavored Frostings Debut, Frozen Lemonades Return

Atlanta (May 26, 2011) – Cinnabon is providing customizable options with a new line of blended beverages and new flavored frostings, available for a limited time.

Creamy ReTreat

The new Creamy ReTreat is an exclusive blend of premium Oreo® cookies, a hint of vanilla and ribbons of Ghirardelli chocolate sauce. Back by popular demand, Cinnabon bakeries are offering a low-fat, dairy-free frozen blended lemonade. These Tangy ReTreats are available in lemon, raspberry and orange-mango flavors and served with Cinnabon signature flavored syrup swirls.

Cinnabon also is introducing three new flavors of its classic cream cheese frosting. Available in classic cream cheese, raspberry, orange and strawberry, the frostings can be paired with the company’s most portable snacks – as a dip for Cinnabon Stix® or as a topping for Center of the Roll.

“Cinnabon is proud to be known for more pleasure per bite than any other snacks on the market, and this continues to be true with the refreshing, but still irresistibly delicious, summer offerings,” said Kat Cole, Cinnabon president. “We’re inviting guests to ‘ReTreat’ with one of our creamy, fruity or tangy frozen beverages. In addition, our new flavored frostings provide an escape from the ordinary by allowing guests to customize their experience. They can top, dip, blend and enjoy the flavors however they prefer!”

The Creamy ReTreat, Tangy Lemonade ReTreats and flavored frostings will be available now through Sept. 3. For more information on these limited-time offers or to find a location near you, visit www.cinnabon.com.

 

About Cinnabon,Inc.

Founded in Seattlein 1985 and now based in Atlanta, Cinnabon, Inc. is the market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries. The company serves fresh, aromatic, oven-hot cinnamon rolls, as well as a variety of other baked goods and specialty beverages. Cinnabon currently operates more than 800 franchised locations worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers, academic institutions and military establishments. Visit www.cinnabon.com for more information, follow us on Twitter @CinnabonInc or become a Facebook fan at http://www.facebook.com/Cinnabon.

About FOCUS Brands

FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of more than 3,300 ice cream stores, bakeries, restaurants, and cafes in 47 states and 42 countries under the brand names, Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, and the franchisor of Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Based in Atlanta, the primary objective of FOCUS Brands is to “FOCUS on making people happy.” Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

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Cinnabon Announces Franchise Partner of the Year

Frank Ross Attributes Success to Great People and Great System

ATLANTA (May 18, 2011) – Cinnabon, the 25-year-old market leader among cinnamon roll bakeries, has named Frank Ross Jr. as its Franchise Partner of the Year. Frank successfully operates bakeries in Albany and Columbus, Georgia.

The Franchise Partner of the Year Award is given to the franchise owner who runs successful Cinnabon bakery operations, lives the values of the company, and provides exceptional service and products that make Cinnabon guests, business partners and communities say WOW!

“My wife Sarah and I wanted to open a Cinnabon in our local mall because we loved the brand so much we would travel all the way to Florida for the delicious cinnamon treat,” said Frank Ross. “I feel the key to being a great franchise partner is living the Cinnabon core values in everything we do.”

Prior to joining the Cinnabon team in December 2009, Frank retired from a 25-year career with Procter & Gamble. During his time with Procter & Gamble, Frank learned and was directly involved in the implementation of a system known as autonomous maintenance, which he describes as taking complete ownership of a system and maintaining it to its highest level of performance. The practice of autonomous maintenance is another key to Frank’s success.

“Since opening his first bakery just one and a half years ago, Frank and his crew have lived the values,” said Kat Cole, president of Cinnabon. “The leadership that he and his wife provide in their bakeries drives their success. They are well connected to their communities, create a strong employee culture, give back to others in need, and have beautiful operations as well as strong financial results. Frank exemplifies the ultimate franchise partner, and we are fortunate to have him as a business partner and representative of our brand.”

“This award shows that hard work does not go unnoticed, and it means a lot that Cinnabon is willing to recognize and honor that hard work,” continues Frank. “It’s a great opportunity and I’m proud to represent a company like Cinnabon. It’s an honor and a humbling experience that drives me to do more.”

To learn more about Cinnabon, visit www.cinnabon.com.