New to Leawood: Donut shop where you can top doughnuts with bacon, ice cream, more

Ryan McNeil was visiting family in North Carolina when his brother-in-law told him about a place he just had to try.

A line was out the door. Inside, children were excitedly rummaging through a bowl of tiny rubber ducks, looking for ones they didn’t already have in their collection. A rubber duck holding a sand pail and shovel? Or a boat captain with a black hat?

Then the children watched, enthralled, as their doughnuts rolled out of the deep fryer and then were iced in a variety of colors.

McNeil, his wife Katie, her father Lloyd Doolittle and his wife, Peggy, decided to bring the Duck Donuts concept to Kansas City. Their first location is scheduled to open Saturday in Ranchmart North, 3630 W. 95th St., Leawood.

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