ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cinnabon, Inc., the snack leader in the bakery-cafe segment, plans to significantly expand its footprint in Missouri, including the greater St. Louis metro area, by opening five mall-based franchise bakeries in the coming months.
Cinnabon®, which currently has 10 locations throughout the state, is seeking franchisees to develop bakeries in the following malls located in Missouri and bordering areas in Illinois:
- Mid Rivers Mall – St. Peters, Mo.
- South County Center – St. Louis, Mo.
- Battlefield Mall – Springfield, Mo.
- St. Clair Square – Fairview Heights, Ill.
- Eastland Mall – Bloomington, Ill.
"The number one request we hear from Cinnabon guests in Missouri is to make it easier for them to enjoy our indulgent treats," said Kat Cole, President of Cinnabon. "We are confident we will attract qualified franchisees to fulfill the high demand for Cinnabon in the state."
The Cinnabon brand's real estate team has pre-qualified the sites, meaning they match foot traffic and size requirements for a Cinnabon bakery and are ready for immediate development. Additionally, Cinnabon executives have leveraged their relationships with mall owners to pre-negotiate attractive lease agreements on behalf of prospective franchise candidates.
Cinnabon seeks relationships with highly motivated, local prospects with business, and preferably restaurant, experience. Interested candidates are invited to attend a Discovery Award Day event on Sept. 20, 2013 at the St. Louis Marriott West in Chesterfield, Mo., to learn more about the franchise opportunity and meet one-on-one with company executives. To register for the event, visit cinnabonfranchising.com/discoveryawardday or call 404-257-7076. For more information about Cinnabon, visit http://www.cinnabonfranchising.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 1,100 franchised locations worldwide, primarily in high traffic venues such as shopping malls, airports, train stations, travel plazas, entertainment centers 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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