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All About Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts Founder Russell DiGilioIt all started in the Outer Banks of North Carolina…

The idea and name for Duck Donuts originated in Duck, North Carolina, where my family and I vacationed for many years. We enjoyed all there was to see and do in the quiet, family-oriented town, but we noticed there was nowhere to get that sweet staple of happiness—a warm, fresh donut. What started as a whim developed into fun recipe sessions, many months of research and collaboration, and eventually led to the first Duck Donuts opening in the town of Duck, NC, in 2007!

We soon found that our warm, delicious, and made-to-order donuts paired with a great selection of coffees were a recipe for success! We expanded to other locations and states and added many franchise owners to our Duck Donuts family. Along the way, we have kept our focus on delighting our guests by offering a welcoming, family-friendly and delicious experience to everyone that visits one of our shops. The teams who manage and work in our stores make all the difference and we are very proud of their dedication and contributions.

We love to create donuts, deliver smiles, and sprinkle happiness!

Stop by one of our locations and try us out. We hope you will agree. This is our family serving your family, and we want you to come back!



Sprinkle Happiness Into Your Day

Our loyalty program is a slam duck! Duck Donuts Rewards allows you to order ahead, earn points, and score yourself some free donuts and coffee. Things just got a whole lot sweeter.

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