Cinnabon promotes Kat Cole to president

Cinnabon promotes Kat Cole to president

Former president Gary Bales remains leader at sister brand Carvel

Cinnabon has promoted Kat Cole to president, the chain said Monday, nearly three months after it hired her as chief operating officer.

Cole, a former vice president at Hooters of America, replaces Gary Bales, who will remain president of Cinnabon’s sister brand, Carvel. Both brands are owned by Atlanta-based Focus Brands Inc., which also is parent of Moe's Southwest Grill, Schlotzsky's and Auntie Anne's.

In her new role as president, Cole will take over a repositioning pla

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