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Duck Donuts, the popular North Carolina chain, got its unique name from its birthplace of Duck, NC, where it all began in 2006. When founder Russell DiGilio started the now nationwide business, it was simply to meet his family’s own need for fresh, warm donuts in the small town where they liked to vacation. They began to brainstorm and experiment and in 2006, they opened their first Duck Donuts in Duck, NC.

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It all begins with their signature vanilla cake donut.
It all begins with their signature vanilla cake donut.

So, how did one tiny little store turn into a nationwide phenomenon and the fastest growing donut shop in the US? By offering really good donuts, of course. And not just any donuts, but warm, made-to-order donuts. Yep, that’s right. At Duck Donuts, you get to create your very own donut concoction from a variety of flavor combinations.

First, you start with a freshly baked signature vanilla cake donut that is made when you order and served warm. Then, the magic happens.

Choose a coating like sugar, glaze or icing.
Choose a coating like sugar, glaze or icing.

Then, you get to choose which coating you want your donut doused in like powdered sugar, cinnamon sugar, glazed or a variety of icings including vanilla, chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, lemon, peanut butter and maple.

Next, add a topping like sprinkles, peanuts or cookie crumbles.
Next, add a topping like sprinkles, peanuts or cookie crumbles.

Next, add some pizazz to your personalized donut by choosing a topping like crushed Oreos, chopped peanuts, rainbow sprinkles, bacon pieces, shredded coconut or graham cracker crumbles.

Then, finish it off with your favorite drizzle.
Then, finish it off with your favorite drizzle.

And just when you thought things couldn’t get more delicious… there’s still one layer to go. Finish off your masterpiece by topping it off with a drizzle of hot fudge, marshmallow, raspberry, blackberry or salted caramel.

You can also try a featured seasonal flavor like the frosted donut with winter sprinkles.
You can also try a featured seasonal flavor like the frosted donut with winter sprinkles.

Is your mouth watering yet? But believe it or not, the yumminess doesn’t stop there. In addition to the made-to-order donuts, Duck Donuts also offers a variety of featured donuts that include some of their most popular combinations, as well as special seasonal flavors. Try a glazed for frosted donut with winter sprinkles, a chocolate frosted donut with mint drizzle or a maple iced donut with chopped bacon pieces.

Duck Donuts also offers donut sundaes made with Breyer's premium ice cream.
Duck Donuts also offers donut sundaes made with Breyer's premium ice cream.

But there’s still more. Duck Donuts also serves up amazing concoctions like the OBX Donut Breakfast Sandwich, made from a delicious Duck Donut, sliced in half, filled with your own combination of egg, cheese, sausage and bacon, and topped off with your choice of icings and toppings. Or the Your Way Sundae – a mouth-watering sundae made from a warm, made-to-order donut, a scoop of Breyer’s premium ice cream and your choice of toppings.

Duck Donuts uses 100% Arabica roasted coffee bean blends.
Duck Donuts uses 100% Arabica roasted coffee bean blends.

Plus, what’s better to go with donuts than coffee? Using 100% Arabica roasted coffee bean blends, you can choose from a variety of both hot and cold coffee drinks, as well as flavored coffee and espresso drinks at some locations.

Duck Donuts partners with Gabe's Chemo Duck Program which donates stuffed ducks to pediatric cancer patients.
Duck Donuts partners with Gabe's Chemo Duck Program which donates stuffed ducks to pediatric cancer patients.

But if all that isn’t enough reason for you to visit Duck Donuts, there is one more – Quack Gives Back. The chain partners with non-profit, Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, which provides comfort for children undergoing cancer treatment through stuffed ducks, as well as other therapeutic tools. In addition, the company encourages all of their franchisees to partner with groups in their communities to raise funds and awareness for their causes.

Duck Donuts has locations all across the state of North Carolina.
Duck Donuts has locations all across the state of North Carolina.

Check out their original location in Duck, or visit one of their many other North Carolina locations including Wilmington, Jacksonville, Charlotte, High Point, Greenville and Asheville.

Duck Donuts
Address: 1190 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949
Phone: (252) 480-3304
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