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Toco Hills Duck Donuts® Receives Kosher Certification, First for the Brand

Atlanta Kashruth Commission Verifies Toco Hills Duck Donuts Products, Donut Shop, and its Operations Comply With Kosher Law Requirements

MECHANICSBURG, PA (Jan. 28, 2021) – Duck Donuts, known for its Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order® donuts, announced today its Toco Hills, Georgia donut shop and its products received Kosher Certification by Atlanta Kashruth Commission (AKC), the largest kosher supervision agency in the Southeast. The certification verifies its ingredients, donut shop and actual production of its menu items have no trace of non-kosher substances.

“The decision was made to transition the Toco Hills location to a kosher donut shop after simply responding to the request from those in our local community who have food restrictions for religious reasons,” said André Walters, Charlotte, North Carolina and Atlanta franchise owner. “Now we’ve expanded the opportunity to delight our guests who follow kosher principles with our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts, and our Kosher Certification proves that our product and operations maintain high quality standards.”

Duck Donuts specializes in warm, delicious and made-to-order 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 or lemon icing with raspberry drizzle. The family-friendly donut shops offer a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made. Duck Donuts also sells coffee, tea, donut breakfast sandwiches and now offers online ordering and delivery.

“We are thrilled our Toco Hills donut shop, products and made-to-order process are now Kosher Certified,” said Russ DiGilio, Duck Donuts founder and CEO. “Now that we have completed our first conversion, we will continue to explore additional opportunities for new and existing franchisees.”

Toco Hills Duck Donuts is located at 3025 N Druid Hills Road NE in Atlanta, in the Toco Hills Promenade. The donut shop closed Monday, Jan. 25, to make the conversion, and reopened Tuesday, Jan. 26. To learn more about AKC, visit


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 Founder Russ 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 98 U.S. and one international open franchise locations and more than 145 additional contracts in 26 states and 4 countries.