Winning Store Will Donate $1,000 to American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
CHARLOTTE, NC (July 27, 2020) – Duck Donuts locations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made to Order!® donuts, are set to host a friendly in-store topping competition to determine which store employs the ultimate donut topper. The winning location will be revealed during a Facebook Watch Party on Friday, July 31 at 3 p.m., and will donate $1,000 to support American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer’s mission to invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable. The runner-up store will donate $500.
“At Duck Donuts, we believe in not only serving our guests delicious donuts, but giving back to those in our community through our Quack Gives Back program,” said André Walters, Duck Donuts Atlanta, Georgia, and Charlotte, North Carolina co-franchise owner. “During a time where we are all missing sports, my team came up with the idea to host a friendly competition between our stores. Not only will it be fun for our fans to engage and cheer on their favorite store through Facebook, but at the end of the day, we’re also donating money to support a wonderful organization.”
Donut Toppers will battle to determine who can top the most donuts in five minutes, and the fastest time to top two dozen donuts that have been preselected by breast cancer survivors and customers. Guests are encouraged to watch along via Charlotte or Atlanta Facebook pages to see which store comes out on top.
American Cancer Society Western North Carolina and South Carolina Executive Director, Megan Nelson says, “There’s never been a better time for some fun, feel-good competition and who doesn’t love Duck Donuts? We’re very excited for the support of Duck Donuts to raise money to fight breast cancer. In these unprecedented times, the American Cancer Society looks to the community supporters to help keep breast cancer research and patient services going strong as we continue to fight cancer from every angle.”
“At the American Cancer Society, we’re always up for a little FUN-raising! I’m excited to see the Buckhead Duck Donut employees take on those in the Queen City of Charlotte. This is exactly the kind of creative, impact-driven competition that raises awareness of the needs of the Society,” says American Cancer Society Executive Director of Georgia, Mayela Allen.
The event title, Ollie-lympics, comes from the name of Duck Donuts’ loveable and well-known mascot, named Ollie. For more information regarding the Quack Gives Back program, or to locate the nearest Duck Donuts, visit www.duckdonuts.com.
ABOUT AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Since its inception in 1993, more than 15 million Making Strides Against Breast Cancer supporters have raised more than $935 million for the American Cancer Society to invest in groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it’s most treatable.
Today, American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer events are held in more than 200 communities nationwide.
ABOUT DUCK DONUTS
Duck Donuts opened its first locations in 2007 in the beach resort towns of Duck and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. His intention? To solve a family vacation problem: “Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start our own.”By 2011, Duck Donuts had expanded to four Outer Banks locations and the donut business was so successful that DiGilio was continuously approached about franchise opportunities by fans who begged for a Duck Donuts in their community. The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2013 and there are now 97 open franchise locations and more than 145 additional contracts in 26 states and four countries.