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Duck Donuts® Opens First Santa Monica Shop at New Kitchen United MIX Food Hall

Opening Marks Fifth Location for California Franchise Partner

MECHANICSBURG, PA (March 2, 2023) – Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made to Order® donuts, has opened its first food hall location in partnership with Kitchen United. Owned by California’s multi-unit Duck Donuts franchise partner, Gary Kopel, the digital ordering food hall is at 1315 3rd Street.

The Duck Donuts shop is open with limited hours, 12-9 p.m. through March 8. Beginning March 9, the shop will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Specializing in customizable donuts, guests can create their own combinations by choosing from a variety of coatings, toppings and drizzles, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with bacon. This location also sells coffee, espresso beverages, donut breakfast sandwiches, milkshakes, donut sundaes, and more.

“We’re excited to continue expanding our California presence with the opening of our newest location in Santa Monica, the first Duck Donuts in Los Angeles County,” said Kopel. “With a variety of food establishments to choose from, including warm, made-to-order donuts and coffee from Duck Donuts, the Kitchen United MIX food hall caters to any foodie’s needs.”

Powered by Kitchen United’s industry-leading technology, this location allows Santa Monica foodies to order meals from multiple restaurants, all on the same bill. Guests can order in-person at the Duck Donuts shop, at Kitchen United MIX kiosks throughout the venue, online or via third-party delivery apps, such as DoorDash, Postmates, Uber Eats and ezCater. For guests dining in, indoor and patio seating is available throughout the food hall.

“Partnering with Kitchen United gives our growing brand the opportunity to provide a unique and convenient experience for our guests and restaurant goers alike,” said Eric Lavinder, Duck Donuts chief development officer. “Where food meets technology and real estate, this location will help us continue to increase brand awareness and introduce our superior product to those on the West Coast.”

“With our proprietary, leading-edge technology, Kitchen United MIX is revolutionizing the way people order food and we couldn't be more excited to welcome Duck Donuts and its delicious looking & tasting treats to our newest location on the famous Santa Monica Promenade,” said Kitchen United MIX CEO Michael Montagano. “Families and groups who can't agree on what to eat love the ability to order their favorite foods from different restaurants, all in one easy order. We're sure many guests will mix Duck Donuts in their order."

Duck Donuts operates five California locations, with this being the first shop in Los Angeles County.


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, Puerto Rico and three international locations in Burlington, Canada; Cairo, Egypt; and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit

About Kitchen United

Founded in 2017, Kitchen United is a leading provider of restaurant hub technology, streamlined logistics and turn-key commercial kitchen space that empowers foodservice operators to tap into the growing off-premise business opportunity and offers consumers a first-of-its-kind multi-restaurant to-go experience. The company offers a value-driven, low-risk way for emerging and established restaurant brands to enter into new markets, grow revenue through off-premise dining and expand delivery areas. Kitchen United currently operates to-go food halls in Los Angeles, Pasadena, San Jose, and Santa Monica, CA, Columbus, OH, Austin, Dallas, Frisco, and Houston, TX, Scottsdale, AZ, New York, NY and Chicago, IL, with more locations opening across the nation. It’s the nation's first "multi-restaurant ordering" to-go experience that allows foodie fans who love variety to order meals from multiple restaurants, all on the same bill. For additional information, please visit: