Duck Donuts CEO and Franchise Partners Celebrate Grand Opening
Opening Marks First of Several Locations Planned for the Country Over the Next Five Years
MECHANICSBURG, PA (Feb. 13, 2023) – Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, officially landed in Egypt Friday, Feb. 10. The shop is in Cairo Festival City Mall, one of Egypt’s iconic shopping, dining and entertainment hubs. Duck Donuts CEO Betsy Hamm and franchise partners, Integrated Food Services, commemorated the milestone opening of its Cairo location on Feb. 4.
“We are delighted to continue our international expansion, 5,000 miles away from our hometown, with the opening of our first shop in Egypt,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO. "Witnessing firsthand the interest, excitement and acceptance of our concept and product, assures this is a market our franchise partners will see tremendous success and quick growth.”
This is the first Duck Donuts shop for Ahmed Ihab, managing partner of Integrated Food Services and pioneer in the retail industry. The second location will also be in the heart of Cairo and expected to open second half of 2023.
“This grand opening is the beginning of a long journey to introduce and grow the Duck Donuts brand throughout every district in Egypt,” said Ihab. “We are actively searching for our second location and before we know it, we’ll be giving everyone in Egypt the chance to experience our delicious, warm donuts and high-end coffee.”
The nearly 1,100 sq. ft. store reflects a modernized and inviting family-friendly atmosphere theme, complete with indoor seating. The shop offers a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made and photo opportunities throughout with the brand’s iconic and lovable duck mascot, Ollie.
In addition to donuts, the Cairo location also serves high-end coffee, espresso, donut sundaes, breakfast sandwiches, milkshakes, frozen beverages, select retail items and more. 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 beef bacon. By summer, the shop will expand its menu to include local flavors such as mango.
The opening of Duck Donuts in Cairo continues the company’s international growth. Duck Donuts also has international locations in Burlington, Ontario in Canada and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with additional locations expected to open in 2023 in Qatar, Pakistan and Thailand. For more information about Duck Donuts and to learn more about its international franchise opportunities, visit duckdonuts.com/about-us/franchising-info/.
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 115 locally owned and operated shops across 23 states and three international location in Burlington, Ontario; Cairo, Egypt; and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit www.duckdonuts.com.