Cinnabon was founded in 1985 by Ray Lindstrom and Rich Komen in the Sea Tac Mall in Washington. Cinnabon is a bakery that operates in malls and high traffic areas such as airport lounges. Their signature item is an extra large cinnamon roll, but the company also sells specialty drinks, cookies, and fried cinnamon “sticks”.
The company has more than 750 locations in the U.S., with additional franchises in 30 countries around the globe. The company has changed hands several times, with Focus Brands, Inc. purchasing Cinnabon $30.3 million in 2004.
The company is well-known for using the most expensive cinnamon and baking everything in house, often times in front of the client.