Bosselman Pump & Pantry Partners With Cinnabon

First and only c-store chain in U.S. to sign on with cinnamon roll purveyor

Published in CSP Daily News

GRAND ISLAND, Neb. -- The Bosselman Cos., which operates the Pump & Pantry convenience stores, has announced a partnership with Cinnabon and Focus Brands Inc. to feature Cinnabon's World Famous Cinnamon Rolls and other Cinnabon items in select Pump & Pantry locations.

Pump & Pantry is the first and only convenience store chain in the United States to sign on with Cinnabon.

"We are thrilled to continue our expansion in non-traditional venues with great partners like Bosselman Pump & Pantry," 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."

"Forming this partnership with Cinnabon is a fantastic expansion of our offerings to our customers," said Charlie Bosselman, CEO for the retailer. "We couldn't be more excited to team up with such an outstanding company and to 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."

The first Cinnabon location inside a Pump & Pantry is scheduled to open April 5 at the 370 Express location in Omaha, Neb.

Several Pump & Pantry stores, including this location, will feature full Cinnabon Bakeries, where product will be freshly baked and served on-premises in front of the customer during majority of hours, and take-home packs will be available for customers to take with them during all hours of operation. Cinnabon product offerings will include freshly baked cinnamon rolls, take-home packs, Chillatas (blended frozen beverages) and Cinnabon Iced Coffee.

Grand Island, Neb. Home to the corporate headquarters of the Bosselman Cos., will be receiving its first Cinnabon location in the first phase of rollouts during the month of May, followed by a second site in the coming months.

Cinnabon's product 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.

The Bosselman Cos. owns and operates 48 Pump & Pantry convenience stores; 41 Boss Shops; the Bosselman Travel Center; a Hampton Inn, three Pump & Pantry Motels, two Settle Inns and six Motel 6 franchises; six Grandma Max's and Max's Highway Diner Restaurants, Sam Bass' Saloon & Steakhouse, and Schmooter's Bar & Casino; Food Courts including Subway, Little Caesars, and Caribou Coffee; and the Nebraska Danger Indoor Professional Football Team. Founded in 1948, Bosselman's is a family organization in its third generation and has expanded across the nation in 23 states with more than 1,200 employees.