Shop Opening Marks First Location of its Five-Store Deal for Franchise Partners
Innovation Takes Center Stage with Introduction of New Beverage Items, Exclusive to Duck Donuts Doha
MECHANICSBURG, PA (Aug. 8, 2023) – Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, has continued the brand’s international growth with the recent opening of its first Qatar location in the country’s capital city, Doha. Located in Printemps Doha, the largest department store in the Middle East, the partnership between Duck Donuts and Printemps Doha has been carefully crafted to ensure a superior product and exceptional customer experience is delivered for guests. As a testament to their commitment, this location is the first step in a five-store deal set to unfold over the next four years.
"We are thrilled to bring the beloved Duck Donuts experience to the vibrant city of Doha, Qatar," said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO. "Partnering with Printemps Qatar Group allows us to deliver our exceptional made-to-order donuts, as well as introduce exciting new beverages, to the local community and visitors alike. We are excited to embark on this journey together and look forward to delighting guests with our delicious treats and warm, welcoming atmosphere."
In Doha, guests will experience the same made-to-order donut process and variety of coatings, toppings and drizzles the brand offers. However, embracing the spirit of innovation, Duck Donuts Qatar has introduced new additions to its beverage menu, exclusive to the Doha community. Guests can now indulge in the aromatic Matcha Latte, a refreshing fusion of traditional Japanese matcha and smooth steamed milk. For those seeking a touch of European flair, the Spanish Latte presents a blend of rich espresso and velvety condensed milk.
“We’re so happy to introduce Duck Donuts for the first time in Qatar to our customers,” said Thierry Prevost, Printemps Doha general manager. “We are confident that this latest addition to our already exciting food and beverage portfolio will strengthen our in-store guest experience, thanks to its unique freshly made-to-order concept, and multiple combinations of flavors, icings and toppings, which has turned this brand into a treasured name worldwide, and will no doubt keep the whole family coming back for more in Printemps Doha.”
Duck Donuts Qatar features a more sophisticated look with colorful cushioned chairs, marble tabletops and smaller table and chairs for children. Printemps Doha aims to connect families to a new level of shopping experience. One of the main focuses within the Kidswear department is the Children’s Creative Hub, a fun and interactive hotspot for playful learning and entertainment. Located in the middle of the Kids department store adjoining Duck Donuts, this one-of-a kind lab encourages little ones to channel their inner creativity and bring their artistic flair to life via cooking and baking workshops, and other fun weekly activities – while sprinkling in warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts to keep them satisfied.
Printemps Doha is located within the city landmark Doha Oasis, a multifaceted development, which offers an elevated experience with its 200+ residences, a luxurious 250-room 5-star hotel, an indoor theme park, and a state-of-the-art 1,000 seat cinema complex. As part of this remarkable complex, Duck Donuts will be among Printemps Doha’s 14 distinguished food and beverage outlets, providing a delicious and memorable treat for the community and visitors.
The opening of Duck Donuts in Qatar continues the company’s international expansion. Duck Donuts also has international locations in Cairo, Egypt; Burlington, Ontario, Canada; and Riyadh, KSA. For more information about Duck Donuts and to learn more about its international franchise opportunities, visit duckdonuts.com/about-us/franchising-info/.
ABOUT PRINTEMPS DOHA
Founded in 1865 in Paris by Jules Jaluzot the iconic retailer, Printemps is one of France's leading department stores. For over 150 years, feeling the air of the times, Printemps has been a major player in global retail transformation. For the first time, Printemps brings its unique French savoir faire to Qatar with a flagship department store in Doha - the first Printemps store to open outside of France and the largest luxury department store in the Middle East. With a retail space of more than 40,000sq/m and strategic position in a one-of-a-kind destination: Doha Oasis, Printemps Doha is spread across three floors and offers an extensive range of exclusive fashion brands, high-end jewelry, lifestyle & home accessories, beauty, and 14 exclusive world-class culinary concepts.
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 125 locally owned and operated shops across 24 states and four international locations in Burlington, Ontario; Cairo, Egypt; Doha, Qatar; and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit www.duckdonuts.com.