Cinnabon, a popular chain of stores that specialize in baked goods. The first location was opened in Seattle, Washington.
Cinnabon is a chain of American baked goods stores and kiosks, normally found in areas with high pedestrian traffic such as malls and airports. The company's signature item is a large cinnamon roll. As of July 2009, over 750 Cinnabon bakeries were in operation in over 30 countries around the world. Its headquarters are located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. The company is owned by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group. Cinnabon was first opened in the Seattle, Washington, suburb of Federal Way on December 4, 1985, as a single bakery in the Sea Tac Mall. This bakery began by serving only its original Cinnabon Classic cinnamon roll. Since that time, Cinnabon has evolved into a franchised company. The first franchise opened in August 1986 in Philadelphia. In 1991, the first Cinnabon outside a mall was opened in Detroit's Wayne County Airport.
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