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Duck Donuts® Awarded on Newsweek’s America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains 2022 List

MECHANICSBURG, PA (Nov. 30, 2021) – Duck Donuts has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains 2022. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on November 30, 2021, and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

The America's Favorite Restaurant Chains 2022 list highlights the nation’s top restaurant chains based on an independent survey of American restaurant customers and employees. In total, over 35,000 evaluations were collected. Participants were asked to rate restaurants on 10 evaluating criteria: Taste of Food, Cleanliness, Hygiene, Transparency, Location, COVID-19, Environment, Accessibility, Service Quality, and Treatment of Employees. Out of 16 categories, only 220 restaurant chains were awarded.

“We are truly honored to be recognized on Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains, one of just 220 brands named,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication and energy our franchise partners put forth in their shops every day to serve our guests a quality product and excellent customer service.”

Duck Donuts specializes in warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts. Upon entering the store, customers are welcomed with the aroma of warm, light vanilla cake donuts. Customers can create their own donut combination by choosing from a variety of coatings, toppings and drizzles, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with bacon. The family-friendly stores offer a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made.


Duck Donuts opened its first locations in 2007 in the beach resort towns of Duck and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with the intention to create an oasis for vacationers to enjoy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the company began franchising in 2013, and prides itself on sprinkling happiness to its guests through its unique in-store experience, exceptional guest service and a duckzillion donut combinations. As one of the fastest-growing donut franchise companies, Duck Donuts has more than 100 locally owned and operated shops across 22 states and two international locations in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit