The made-to-order donut franchisor is expanding its presence in the Middle East.
Duck Donuts, a quick-serve donut franchisor with 105 locations in the U.S. and one international site in Dubai, has announced the awarding of its first master franchise agreement in Egypt.
The agreement, signed with Master Foods, awards the rights to develop and sub franchise in Egypt. Master Foods will open 25 locations throughout the country over the next five years, with its first site set to open in Cairo Festival City in late 2021.
“We are very excited to announce our expansion to Egypt and enter into this partnership with Master Foods, a group who is eager and ready to integrate the Duck Donuts brand within a country filled with rich history,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO. “Not only are Egyptians always looking to try something new, especially desserts, but the culture has a strong focus on family values, which aligns perfectly with our brand.”
Master Foods also owns the master franchising rights to Master Express in Egypt, a managing group of retail stores including gas stations and convenience stores.
“I discovered Duck Donuts in Dubai and instantly knew this unique brand and made-to-order experience would make a great fit within the Egyptian culture that appreciates high-quality foods,” said Ahmed Sabat, Duck Donuts Egypt co-owner. “Duck Donuts will land in the heart of Cairo and soon we will be able to sprinkle a taste of happiness to those throughout Egypt.”