The Grand Island-based Pump & Pantry convenience stores will be the first in the country to partner with Cinnabon to feature the famous cinnamon rolls at their stores.
The Bosselman Companies made the announcement Monday, in conjunction with Cinnabon and Focus Brands, Inc.
Pump & Pantry is the first and only convenience store chain in the United States to sign on with Cinnabon. Cinnabon CEO Kat Cole comments, "We are thrilled to continue our expansion in non-traditional venues with great partners like Bosselman Pump & Pantry. 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, Bosselman Companies CEO. "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."
Bosselman said the first Cinnabon location inside a Pump & Pantry is scheduled to open April 5 at the 370 Express location at 11108 Sapp Brothers Drive in Omaha, Nebraska.
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 to enjoy at home.
Cinnabon product offerings will include freshly baked cinnamon rolls, take-home packs, Chillatas (blended frozen beverages), and Cinnabon Iced Coffee.
Other Pump & Pantry locations are scheduled to follow. Grand Island, corporate headquarters of the Bosselman Companies, will be receiving its first Cinnabon location in the first phase of rollouts during the month of May at the South Locust Pump & Pantry, followed by the Capital Avenue location in the coming months.
In recent years, the Bosselmans have been expanding their business, with more locations in Lincoln and Omaha, and the addition of more hotels. They have also grown their truck repair business with locations across the country. Plus Charlie Bosselman founded the Nebraska Danger Football team, now in its third season.