The Cinnabon franchise has been a staple of American malls for decades and was founded in 1985. If you have been to a mall since the 1980s, you will know the unmistakable scent of the Cinnabon franchise. The brand is known for its irresistible cinnamon rolls that come fresh or prepackaged. The franchise also sells coffee and other drinks. Over the past few decades, the brand has grown to over 1,700 locations in 45 countries. It is an industry leader with strong support from millennials and Gen Z. If this franchise opportunity sounds good to you, look into working with the Cinnabon franchise today. 

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Cinnabon Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The food and restaurant industry is a billion-dollar industry that has added countless jobs to the economy. Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry has continued to boom and has adapted to the changing global economy. A change that is here to stay is that health and safety a top priority. This rings true for the Cinnabon franchise. If you had been in a mall in the past four decades, you know the unmistakable smell of Cinnabon's fresh cinnamon rolls. Since its founding in 1985 and franchising since 1986, the franchise has grown to over 1,700 locations in 45 countries. The ideal candidate for Cinnabon has previous restaurant experience, meets the financial requirements and has a good standing with the community. This will be a great way to get business to the restaurant. In terms of build-out options, the franchise offers franchisees full bakery, co-brand store, kiosk bakery and co-brank kiosk bakery options. The goal of the brand is to produce the highest-quality, and most crave able Baked Goods and Specialty Beverage brand for anyone wanting to treat themselves and others. The franchise offers franchisees pre-scouted real estate available across the United States. You can even potentially be the first franchise owner to bring Cinnabon to Maine, Vermont, or Rhode Island. The brand is looking to accelerate growth in more than 200 markets across the country. If you are looking to bring these delicious treats to a community near you, then Cinnabon could be the perfect franchise opportunity for you. Look to joining their franchise system today.

Company Details

Founded: 1985
First Franchise: 1986
Canada: Yes
International: Yes

Support and Training Offered By Cinnabon

In terms of support and training, the franchisee can expect 36 hours worth of on-the-job training. Additionally, the franchise provides classroom training that lasts for 20 hours. 

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Cinnabon Franchise.

What does a Cinnabon Franchise Cost?

Cinnabon franchise fees for 2022:

Initial Franchise Fee $5,500 - $30,500
Initial Investment $112,000 - $475,700
Net Worth Requirement $300,000 - $580,000
Cash Requirement $120,000 - $260,000
Veteran Incentives $10,500 off full bakery franchise fee
Royalty Fee 6%
Ad Royalty Fee 1.5%
Term of Agreement 20 years

Is Cinnabon a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Cinnabon is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Cinnabon a Home Based franchise?

No. Cinnabon is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Cinnabon Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Cinnabon franchisees make. Cinnabon offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Does Cinnabon Offer a Veteran Discount?

Yes. Cinnabon franchise does offer a veteran discount.

Is Cinnabon Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

Yes. Cinnabon franchise is looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Cinnabon Looking for International franchisees?

Yes. Cinnabon franchise is looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Food & Restaurants

Number of Units Open

100+ UNITS

Cash Required

More than $250,000

Passive Franchise


Home Based Franchise


Item 19 Franchise


Veteran Discount




Franchise Opportunities in Canada


International Franchise Opportunities


Cinnabon Franchises for Sale

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