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Duck Donuts® Achieves Remarkable Development Growth in Q2

Company Signs 11 Franchise Agreements for 20 Shops, Including New International Locations

MECHANICSBURG, PA (July 20, 2023) Duck Donuts, known for its Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order! ® donuts, announced today the signing of several franchise agreements during the second quarter of the year. Duck Donuts successfully secured 11 franchise agreements for a total of 20 shops and one food trailer. Two of the recent deals include international area development agreements, awarding the right to further expand the brand globally. The two entities will bring four shops to Northern Ireland, the brand’s first European agreement, and five locations throughout Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and St. Marteen.

In the United States, Duck Donuts franchise partners have signed on in Milford, Connecticut; S. Riverview, Florida; Athens, Georgia; Chicago and Hawthorn Woods, Illinois; Robbinsville, New Jersey; Newtown, Pennsylvania; Gainesville, Virginia; and Madison, Wisconsin.

“The signing of the recent franchise agreements is a testament to the appeal of Duck Donuts’ made-to-order donuts and commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience,” said Eric Lavinder, Duck Donuts chief development officer. “With our warm and inviting atmosphere, and delicious donuts, we are confident we will continue to captivate the interest of future small business owners both in the United States and abroad.”

During the second quarter, Duck Donuts also opened six shops, including Las Vegas, Nevada and the first location in Colorado, and 12 are slated to open through September. Duck Donuts currently operates four international and 126 franchise locations across 24 states and Puerto Rico. For more information on franchising, 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 125 locally owned and operated shops across 24 states, Puerto Rico and international locations in Burlington, Ontario; Doha, Qatar; Cairo, Egypt; and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit