MECHANICSBURG, PA (Nov. 10, 2022) – Duck Donuts, one of the nation’s fastest-growing donut franchise companies known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, announced today the continuation of its Canadian expansion with the recent signing of a multi-unit franchise agreement awarding the rights to develop and operate in Edmonton, a city in Alberta, Canada.
To support its intended rapid growth strategy in the Canadian market, Duck Donuts recently hired industry veteran, Costas Siountres, to serve as the company’s first director of Canadian development. As the director of Canadian development, Siountres provides guidance on strategic direction, for overall system growth in Canada. Siountres is responsible for managing the process from the sourcing of leads through the awarding of the franchise agreements.
Siountres entered the franchise business in 1997 when he bought his first Pita Pit Franchise, growing his portfolio to multiple locations in both Canada and the United States. In 2001, he began working for Pita Pit headquarters where he spent time in both development and operations until the franchise sold in 2021.
"International expansion is a key component in our growth strategy and we are delighted to continue expanding our presence in Canada," said Eric Lavinder, Duck Donuts chief development officer. "Costas brings a wealth of knowledge and connections to the team and will play an integral role in helping us quickly grow the brand throughout Canada.”
During the third quarter, Duck Donuts signed 10 franchise agreements for 13 shops. The newest Duck Donuts Franchise Partners have signed on in Marietta, Georgia and Lexington, Kentucky; Polk City, Iowa; Kansas City, Kansas; College Park and Bowie, Maryland; Ellicott City, Maryland; Summerlin, Nevada; Powder Springs, Colorado; St. George and Cedar Point, Utah; South Riding, Virginia; Winchester, Virginia.
ABOUT DUCK DONUTS
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 23 states, Puerto Rico and two international locations in Burlington, Ontario and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit www.duckdonuts.com.