Albany Cinnabon owner named franchise partner of the year

ALBANY, Ga.: The man behind the sweet, gooey creations at the Albany Mall has been named as Cinnabon's top franchiser, according to company officials.

Frank Ross, Jr., was tapped as the company's Franchise Partner of the Year.

According to the Cinnabon website, "the Franchise Partner of the Year Award is given to the franchise owner who runs successful Cinnabon bakery operations, lives the values of the company, and provides exceptional service and products that make Cinnabon guests, business partners and communities say WOW!"

"My wife Sarah and I wanted to open a Cinnabon in our local mall because we loved the brand so much we would travel all the way to Florida for the delicious cinnamon treat," said Frank Ross. "I feel the key to being a great franchise partner is living the Cinnabon core values in everything we do."