Duck Donuts® Celebrates a Dozen Years in Business
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Duck Donuts® Celebrates a Dozen Years in Business

Participating Locations Offer OBX Originals Assortment for $12 on June 12

June 11, 2019 // // MECHANICSBURG, PA - Duck Donuts, one of the nation’s fastest-growing donut franchises known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order® donuts, is celebrating a dozen years in business with a campaign focused on raising awareness of the Company’s origins. In honor of its 12-year anniversary, participating Duck Donuts locations are offering customers the opportunity to enjoy the OBX Originals Assortment, highlighting the original flavors from where it all began in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, for $12 on Wednesday, June 12.

“Typically, milestones are celebrated every decade, but we wanted to celebrate a dozen years in business with our loyal fans by offering our OBX Originals Assortment, featuring donuts from our early days in business, for $12 on June 12,” said Russ DiGilio, CEO and founder of Duck Donuts. “Our rapid, nationwide expansion gives us the opportunity to continuously educate our customers about the origins of our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts, an idea founded during a family vacation in Duck, North Carolina.”

As Duck Donuts continues to expand across the country, the Company wants to ensure customers understand the brand’s roots. The idea and name for Duck Donuts originated in the beach town of Duck, North Carolina, where DiGilio and his family vacationed for many years. During a vacation in 2005, the family noticed there was nowhere to get that sweet staple of happiness, a warm, fresh donut. So what started as a whim eventually led to the first Duck Donuts opening in the town of Duck, North Carolina in 2007. Today, the franchise has 80 locations operational across 17 states, including its first international store in Santiago, Chile, and has plans to open an additional 145 stores throughout 26 states in the coming years.

Duck Donuts specializes in warm, delicious, and made-to-order donuts. Customers can create their own donut combination 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. The beach-inspired family-friendly stores offer a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made. Duck Donuts also sells coffee, tea, donut breakfast sandwiches and now offers online ordering in many locations. To learn more about local promotions or locate the nearest Duck Donuts, visit

About Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts was founded in 2006 by Russ DiGilio in Duck, North Carolina. His intention? To solve a family vacation problem: “Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start our own.”

By 2011, Duck Donuts had expanded to four Outer Banks locations and the donut business was so successful that DiGilio was continuously approached about franchise opportunities by fans who begged for a Duck Donuts in their community. The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2013, and there are now 80 open franchise locations in two countries and more than 145 additional contracts in 26 states.

Media Contact:

Kristin Kellum
PR Manager

SOURCE Duck Donuts



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