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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- Pump & Pantry convenience stores, operated by Bosselman Cos., has made a sweet deal, becoming the first c-store chain in the United States to sign on with Cinnabon Inc. and Focus Brands Inc.
Cinnabon Bakeries will appear in select Pump & Pantry locations, allowing the stores to feature Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls and other items by the brand such as take-home packs, Chillatas blended frozen beverages and Cinnabon Iced Coffee.
"We are thrilled to continue our expansion in non-traditional venues with great partners like Bosselman Pump & Pantry," said Cinnabon CEO Kat Cole. "Their location spread, strong corporate culture and consistent operations make them the perfect partner to help us bring Cinnabon's world famous baked goods to Nebraska and surrounding states."
The first Cinnabon location inside a Pump & Pantry store is scheduled to open on April 5 at the 370 Express location at 11108 Sapp Bros. Drive in Omaha, Neb. Other Pump & Pantry locations are scheduled to follow.
In addition, the Grand Island, Neb., corporate headquarters of Bosselman Cos. will receive its first Cinnabon location in the first phase of rollouts during May at the South Locust Pump & Pantry, followed by the Capital Avenue location in the coming months, according to the company. Cinnabon's products will first be unveiled to Pump & Pantry management staff at the company's annual Leadership Conference on Friday, April 12 at College Park in the Hornady-Marshall Theatre at 10 a.m.
"Forming this partnership with Cinnabon is a fantastic expansion of our offerings to our customers," said Charlie Bosselman, CEO of Bosselman Cos., which operates 48 Pump & Pantry locations throughout Nebraska. "We couldn't be more excited to team up with such an outstanding company and make the world's most famous cinnamon rolls and other baked goods available to our customers. We are honored and privileged to be the first and only convenience store chain in the nation to partner with Cinnabon."
Founded in 1948, Bosselman’s is a family organization that has expanded to 23 states and employs more than 1,200 people. The company operates other brands and franchises including motels, restaurants, food courts and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team.