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Duck Donuts® Lands in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Duck Donuts Saudi Arabia Franchise Owners Celebrate Grand Opening

International Expansion Contributes to Saudi Vision 2030 Plan to Create Jobs, Grow Economy, Privatize Services

MECHANICSBURG, PA (Aug. 10, 2021) – Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, has continued the brand’s growth with the recent opening of its first location in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia and main financial hub. Located at North Ring Road .1234 in the An Nakheel Center, this is the first Duck Donuts store for Anjal Arabia Trading. In October 2019, the group signed a master franchise agreement to open 10 units and begin sub-franchising throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the next five years.

“We are delighted to add Saudi Arabia to the growing list of countries where Duck Donuts is expanding and is making a positive impact within the local community,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO. "We look forward to their rapid development of this exciting market, giving those throughout the country the chance to taste and experience our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts.”

Expanding Duck Donuts to the Middle East aligns with Saudi Vision 2030, a plan to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors such as health, education, infrastructure, recreation and tourism. Vision 2030 has made the partnership with Duck Donuts more accessible. The development will also contribute to broadening the spectrum of job opportunities within an already thriving and diversified economy.

“Since we have opened our doors, the positive feedback from all customers is motivating us to bring Duck Donuts to every mall in Saudi and open drive-through locations throughout the country to give everyone the chance to experience our delicious, warm donuts and great coffee,” said XXXX. “We look forward to continuing to grow the brand in Saudi Arabia and play a significant role in helping our country achieve its Saudi Vision 2030 Plan.”

The nearly 1,300 sq. ft. store reflects the franchise’s iconic beach theme and family-friendly atmosphere complete with indoor seating. In addition to donuts, the Riyadh location also serves coffee, espresso, donut sundaes, breakfast sandwiches, milkshakes, frozen beverages, select retail items and more.

In Riyadh, guests will experience the same made-to-order donut process and availability of coatings, toppings and drizzles, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with turkey bacon. The shop offers a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made.

The opening of Duck Donuts in Riyadh continues the company’s international growth. Duck Donuts also has an international location in Dubai, UAE, with additional locations expected to open in the coming months in Canada and Egypt. For more information about Duck Donuts and to learn more about its international franchise opportunities, visit


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 location in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit