Kat Cole, Cinnabon, Inc. president is featured on CBS’ Undercover Boss season 4 episode 3. See video, photos, and more details on the latest installment on the popular reality TV series which will have its broadcast premiere on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
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Season 4 of the Emmy-nominated series from executive producers Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman and Chris Carlson presents a whole new slew of top executives who exchange the corporate life for that of their own frontline employees where they gain invaluable knowledge of how management decisions have affected the workforce. They leave the experience motivated to take “extreme actions to make their businesses better.”
In episode 3 we meet a former Hooters girl, Kat Cole, who has risen through the ranks of the restaurant business and has been, for the past two years, president of Cinnabon, Inc., a familiar shopping mall food court fixture offering its iconic cinnamon rolls and other baked goods, owned by the Atlanta, Georgia-based Focus Brands Inc. Cole worked a variety of jobs in locations around the country while undercover ranging from coffee host to bakery cashier to manager. In a post-filming interview she spoke of her overall experience and what stands out for her:
“I was most moved by how young and energetic and sweet and great our employees are. I knew it, because I’m in the bakeries all the time. But [I was] working side-by-side with them and hearing their stories of how they are trying to pay for school or trying to raise their kids and just being reminded of their day-to-day life. Remembering what that was like for me was incredibly powerful.”
Click here for photos from episode 3. Click here for the official Kat Cole biography. Another profile can be seen here. Click here for Cinnabon corporate info and history. More news and details at the official company Facebook fan page and Twitter @Cinnabon.
An overview of season 4, with behind-the-scenes details, pics and video clips — along with free full episode videos on demand online — are on the official Web site: CBS Undercover Boss. Click here for the CBS mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and Android. See also the Undercover Boss Facebook fan page and Twitter @undercover_cbs for all the latest news. Live Tweet during the show with hashtag #undercoverboss.
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