The made-to-order donut franchisor has opened its doors in Louisville, Kentucky.
Duck Donuts, an international made-to-order donut franchisor, has recently celebrated the opening of its 100th store in Louisville, the brand’s first location in Kentucky.
A commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Duck Donuts founder and CEO Russ DiGilio, as well as the Louisville team and city representatives.
“Our family-owned donut shop has come a long way in 14 years and we’re excited to celebrate the 100-store milestone with our newest owner in Louisville,” said DiGilio. “It’s been amazing to see the love for our warm delicious, and made-to-order donuts spread throughout the country and we’re proud that we’ve been able to support our local communities along the way through our Quack Gives Back program and various other charitable initiatives.”
To celebrate the grand opening, the first guest in line received a Duck Donuts gift basket that included a free one dozen donuts per month for a year, and every 100th guest received a free half dozen donuts. In sticking with the theme of 100, all Duck Donuts Rewards members also were rewarded 100 bonus points.
Duck Donuts debuted in the town of Duck in the Outer Banks of North Carolina in 2007, and began franchising six years later in 2013. In 2020, it opened 21 new stores, including the first in the UAE.
“Today, our shops employ more than 3,000 people across the country, we’ve helped 70 franchisees follow their dream of owning their own Duck Donuts, and we continue to sprinkle happiness to those who enjoy the unique Duck Donuts experience,” DiGilio continued.