Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order Duck Donuts® Expands to California
First Location Lands in Huntington Beach
July 13, 2018 // Franchising.com // MECHANICSBURG, PA - Duck Donuts Franchising Company, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made To Order!® donuts announced today the opening of its Huntington Beach location, the first-ever franchise in California, is set for Saturday, July 14. Owned by Gary Kopel and Minal Mehta, the store is located at 18591 Main Street in Huntington Beach.
“I first heard about Duck Donuts from a family member and after trying the warm donut for the first time, we were sold and knew California needed this made-to-order concept,” said Kopel. “We are honored and excited to help expand the popular East Coast brand to the West Coast and look forward to sharing the experience of a warm, delicious and made-to-order donut with the Huntington Beach community.”
In addition to donuts, the Huntington Beach location also provides indoor and outdoor seating and serves Duck Donuts’ signature coffee blends - Riptide Roast, Light House Blend, and Sunset Pier Decaf, tea, espresso drinks, OBX donut breakfast sandwich, donut sundaes, select retail items and more.
The 1,260 sq. ft. store, features Duck Donuts’ new store format, which has been designed to visually enhance the customer experience, while strengthening the franchise’s iconic beach theme and family-friendly atmosphere. Key design features include customer facing topping table, open ceiling plan with colorful lighting fixtures and fans, counters accented with cedar shake, updated coffee bar featuring a floor to ceiling reclaimed oak wood accent wall, high quality wood finishes throughout customer area, newly designed menu boards, seating and retail merchandise area and a vibrant color palette throughout.
“The unique concept of building a donut from scratch to finish, just as desired, has truly resonated with our customers,” said Russ DiGilio, Duck Donuts Franchising Company founder and CEO. “The growth over the past five years has been tremendous from the support of our customers and franchisees, and we could not be more thrilled to expand our Outer Banks, North Carolina roots to California.”
Duck Donuts specializes in warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts. Upon entering the store, customers are welcomed with the aroma of warm, light vanilla cake donuts. Customers can choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with bacon. The family-friendly stores offer a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made.
Donuts at this location will be made fresh to order 7 days a week, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.* For grand opening details, specials and donut topping updates, visit the Duck Donuts Huntington Beach Facebook page or connect on the web at DuckDonuts.com.
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, 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 69 open franchise locations and more than 140 additional contracts in 23 states and two countries.
*Abbreviated hours until Monday, July 16, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SOURCE Duck Donuts