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Duck Donuts® Celebrates Monumental Year with Record-Breaking Shop Openings and Franchise Agreement Signings

Duck Donuts Opened 33 Shops, Signed 34 Franchise Agreements in 2023

MECHANICSBURG, PA (Jan. 11, 2024) – Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, proudly announces a year of remarkable growth, breaking records with the opening of 23 domestic shops and 10 international locations. Moreover, the company has inked 34 domestic franchise agreements, poised to introduce an additional 50 shops in the near future.

The company’s 2023 shop openings included three new states: Colorado, Nevada and Massachusetts, and the opening of its first college campus location on Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Internationally, the company soared to Bangkok, Thailand; two shops and four mobile units in Egypt, including the country’s vibrant capital, Cairo; Doha, Qatar; Lahore, Pakistan; and Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Regarding franchise agreements sold, the brand signed for locations in existing markets and to those interested in expanding to new states and countries including Connecticut, Wisconsin, Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao, Australia, and Northern Ireland.

"We're thrilled by the overwhelming response and interest this past year from Duck Donuts’ guests as well as our newest franchise partners across the globe,” said Gary Hitterdal, Duck Donuts vice president of development. “The success of our franchise agreements and opening of new shops reflects the dedication of our team, power of our business model and the undying love our guests have for our unique, customizable donut experience."

With a strategic vision in place, Duck Donuts sets its sights on an ambitious expansion plan for 2024. The company anticipates opening an additional 35 domestic and 10 international locations, further spreading joy, warmth, and the delectable aroma of freshly made donuts. For more information about Duck Donuts and franchising opportunities, 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 130 locally owned and operated shops across 25 states and three international locations in Bangkok, Thailand; Burlington, Ontario; Edmonton, Alberta; Cairo, Egypt; Lahore, Pakistan; and Doha, Qatar. For more information, visit