Come join the Cinnaholic Family. We’ll guide you every step of the way!
As Cinnaholic franchisee, you will become a part of the Cinnaholic family that truly cares, supports, and encourages each other. You will benefit from our help every step of the way. Our experts will provide training and ongoing support to help you successfully build your business.
Our Step-By-Step Process
STEP 1 - Submit Online Initial Application
Once you decide you have some interest in becoming a Cinnaholic franchise owner, all you have to do is complete the application. A Cinnaholic team member will reach out to you to begin the process.
STEP 2 - Initial Call
Get ready for a call from one of our Cinnaholic Franchise Sales Team members. This will be a “50,000 foot call” for you to get a basic picture of the process, what we look for, and initially whether or not we are a good fit for each other.
STEP 3 - Submit Franchise Application
Now that you have spoken with us, and we both agree we should move forward- you will complete a Cinnaholic Franchise Application so we can get a much better idea of our future together. Once we receive that information, we will look to set up an in-person, Cinnaholic Discovery Day.
STEP 4 - Cinnaholic Discovery Day
Congratulations! We have all agreed that we need to open a Cinnaholic together! The Cinnaholic Discovery Day is your opportunity to meet the team, see how everything works, “get in the kitchen”, and ask us anything you want about how this all works. We typically need at least 2 hours of your time for this meeting.
STEP 5 - Cinnaholic Franchise Awarded
Now that we all know each other, and we know we want to open a Cinnaholic together, our Executive Team will meet to make the final decision on our future together. We will be checking to make sure all disclosure rules have been followed, that we have all necessary documentation, and then we will create and send you a Cinnaholic Franchise Agreement for you to execute which will officially begin our partnership!
STEP 6 - Real Estate Support & Development
Our real estate team will help you to determine your franchise’s optimal location, taking into account area demographics, traffic patterns, employment centers, and other profiles and market characteristics. Immediately upon joining the Cinnaholic family, you’ll be partnered with our development team to create your personalized blueprint for a successful franchise. From business plan development, financing assistance and real estate to permits and construction.
STEP 7 - Franchise Training & Support
With our intensive 7-day training program, you will receive all the support you need to learn how to operate and run your franchise. This program is specifically designed to educate each new franchisee in all aspects of operations and provide them with the tools to achieve success.
You and your staff will receive exclusive hands-on training specific to understanding and fully utilizing our brand, culture and business system.
STEP 8 - Marketing & Advertising Support
We truly understand the power and importance of marketing and advertising as tools in becoming successful and in creating brand recognition. With focus on innovative marketing strategies like social media and digital advertising, we offer tools and expertise to effectively reach your target audience and maximize your business potential. Our team will help you to master every aspect of marketing your business and will always be there for you to answers any questions you might have.
Your Franchise Support Team will mentor you on an ongoing basis. Available to you on any challenge you may encounter; from operations, business growth and development to human resource training and building customer loyalty, we are here for you.
Ready To Get Started?
If you believe you’ve got what it takes to be a franchisee, we can’t wait to hear from you! Just fill out our simple application form and we will get back to you with more information and will answer all your questions.
Want to learn more?
Cinnaholic has been named one of the most exciting franchise opportunities by Entrepreneur Magazine and was featured as 1 of Forbes 10 Best Franchises to Buy from 'Shark Tank'.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need previous restaurant or franchising experience to become a Cinnaholic franchisee?
While restaurant and/or business management experience are preferred, they are not mandatory. The Cinnaholic team will be there to support and guide you every step of the way.
Is Cinnaholic offering single and multi-unit franchise opportunities?
Yes. Currently we are offering both single and multi-unit franchise opportunities.
What are the initial franchise fee and royalty fees?
Currently our initial franchise fee is $35,000, our on-going royalties are 5%, and our marketing royalties are 2%.
How much does a typical Cinnaholic store cost to open?
The average estimated buildout cost for a Cinnaholic franchise cost is $178,000 – $309,500, which includes the franchise fee. Among the major capital expenditures is the cost of configuring an existing retail site into a Cinnaholic store. This is site-specific and varies widely, as does the availability of landlord-funded tenant improvements.
What type of training and support will I receive as a new Cinnaholic franchisee?
As a Cinnaholic franchisee, you will become a part of the Cinnaholic family that truly cares, supports, and encourages each other. You will benefit from our help every step of the way. Our experts will provide training and ongoing support to help you successfully build your business.
Does Cinnaholic offer financing?
We do not offer financing. However, we can certainly assist in helping you find and secure the best financing option.
How soon can I expect my Cinnaholic franchise to open?
Typically it will take anywhere from 6-12 months from the time you sign a Franchise Agreement to the opening of your Cinnaholic.
Where are Cinnaholic bakeries generally located?
Because Cinnaholic is such a streamlined model, we can fit into a wide range of spaces. Our real estate team will help you find the best spot.
Will I have a protected territory?
Yes. Depending on certain demographics around your location, you will have an area that is all yours.
Will I receive guidance on purchasing equipment and supplies?
Yes. We will help you with buying every single thing that you need.
Will I receive assistance in planning a Cinnaholic grand opening?
Absolutely! The Cinnaholic team will work with you from start to finish.
How can I get further information?
Please click here to fill out our simple franchise application form. If preliminary requirements are met, then we will arrange a time for further disclosures, which will include our Franchise Disclosure Document.