CINNABON WANTS TO BE BACK IN DULUTH AND SO DOES AUNTIE ANNE'S

A Cinnabon "kiosk" location | Cinnabon

A Cinnabon "kiosk" location | Cinnabon

Craving one of those delicious, warm Cinnabon cinnamon rolls? Yeah, the ones you were use to getting at the Miller Hill Mall over 5 years ago when a location graced the food court. Well, you might be in luck.

Cinnabon has begun the search for a new franchisee to open a location at the Miller Hill Mall. Oh, and they're ready now....as in immediately. That's how the company's website lists the opportunity for a new store at the Miller Hill Mall. If your interested, you can apply for more information here.

Dual branded location | Cinnabon

But wait, there's more.

Focus Brands is the parent company who owns Cinnabon and a number of other food establishments, one of those being Auntie Anne's.

The Duluth News Tribune has reported that Auntie Anne's in also interested in opening in the Miller Hill Mall although the company's website does not list the mall as an available opportunity. Occasionally the company will build dual branded stores that include both a Cinnabon and an Auntie Anne's.

It's interesting in that Focus Brands is looking to re-enter the Twin Ports market. The last Focus Brand company within the area, Schlotzky's Deli, closed in the Holiday Center last year. Focus Brands also owns Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, and McAlister's Deli, none of which have MInnesota locations at the moment.

Moe's Southwest Grill has had two Minnesota locations, the last of which closed last year due to "operational issues." The company is looking to open 35 locations within the Twin Cities and additional locations in Southern and Northern Minnesota.