Sweets and treats: Asheville community welcomes Duck Donuts

Whether you prefer your donuts with chocolate icing, or vanilla with sprinkles is more your style, a new donut chain opening in Asheville allows customers to personalize donuts to their liking. At Duck Donuts, the possibilities are endless.

“What makes Duck Donuts so unique is that you can customize your own donuts, you can go crazy,” said Becky McGee, one of the owners of the Asheville Duck Donuts. “Where one person might say, ‘Pumpkin icing and gummy worms? Ew!’ someone else might say, ‘That’s delish!’”

The first Duck Donuts opened its doors in 2006 in Duck, North Carolina. Founded and run by Russ DiGilio and his family, Duck Donuts has been a family owned and operated business since the very beginning.

“We love that it is a family business concept,” McGee said. “We pride ourselves on the fact that this is a family-owned location.”

McGee, along with her husband Terry, opened the Asheville location together this past summer. Upon retiring to Asheville, the McGees knew they wanted to bring their business to the community.

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