Popular US donut shops launching first Canadian location in Burlington


Published November 19, 2021 at 11:13 am

A US-based donut shop known for its warm, made-to-order concoctions, is coming to Burlington.

Duck Donuts, which has more than 100 franchises in the US and a handful of international locations, will be making its first foray into the Canadian market at Appleby and New streets.

“International expansion is a key component in our growth strategy and we are delighted to finally have the opportunity to introduce and share our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts with our neighbours to the north,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts chief executive officer.

“We are confident this first multi-unit franchise agreement will help us continue to generate interest throughout Canada and open many doors for our brand once the community has their first bite of a warm donut from Duck Donuts.”

The first Canadian location will be locally owned and operated by husband and wife duo Diana and Stuart Reid.

“Per capita, Canadians eat more donuts than any other nation,” said Diana Reid.

“Donuts have been part of Canadian family celebrations, workplace meetings, social gatherings and coffee break routines for generations. We are extremely thrilled to be able to offer warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts to Canadian families to experience and enjoy.”

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 100 locally owned and operated shops across 21 states and international locations in Dubai, UAE and Riyadh, KSA.

The US locations have an app-based rewards program, but no word yet on whether that will be available in Canada.

For more information, visit their website.

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