Cinnaholic has risen to fame since owners Shannon and Florian Radke pitched their brand on the ABC hit TV show Shark Tank a little over a year ago. Since then the business that entices the customer to create their own custom cinnamon roll from a selection of 30 different flavors and toppings, has been working hard on building up its franchise business.
Today, Atlanta Franchise Group, the Atlanta based company handling all franchise business, announced that 25 locations have been committed to, with the first one to open within the next 8 weeks in Southlake Texas.
“It has been a crazy wild ride so far,” says co-founder Shannon Radke, “and I am beyond excited to see my recipe and idea come to life all over the country.”
The concept that Shannon Radke together with her husband Florian Radke created in Berkeley California, has been a local favorite for 4 years and has won several awards before getting international attention. The husband and wife team sold the Berkeley location as the first franchise to prove the concept, and teamed up with the Atlanta Franchise Group to fully focus on getting their award-winning cinnamon roll creations to drooling mouths nationwide.
The first locations to open will be in Southlake, TX and Ocean City, MD. Other locations include Las Vegas, Anaheim and Dallas. Additionally, a large development deal in Atlanta has been inked.
“We decided to franchise with Cinnaholic due to the amazing product, ease of operations and low cost of entry. We look forward to a long, healthy relationship with Cinnaholic,” said Jake Bryant, Atlanta franchisee.
“With dollars shifting away from cheap sweets into gourmet desserts, it’s the perfect time for Cinnaholic to focus on the franchise expansion. People still love to treat themselves with desserts, but today it’s all about quality rather than quantity,” said Spencer Reid, Atlanta Franchise Group.