Doughnuts, or donuts, are a staple of the American culinary culture because these round-with-a-hole pastries can be made savory and sweet, as well as eaten on the go. But not all doughnuts are created equal, not to mention that every person has an idea of what makes for a scrumptious doughnut. This is where Duck Donuts make a difference in the doughnut sector.
Nearly every person who gets their first taste if Duck Donuts’ customizable doughnuts become hooked. The chain may still be limited in its geographical scope but it’s definitely becoming an increasingly stronger competitor in the sector.
Below are the latest Duck Donuts menu prices.
|Egg & Cheese||$4.17|
Coffee & Tea
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|Build Your Own Dozen||$16.85|
|Random Half Dozen Assortment||$9.52|
|Build Your Own Half Dozen||$9.59|
|Bacon in the Sun||$1.91|
|Build Your Own Single||$1.88|
|Chocolate Covered Strawberry||$1.86|
|Chocolate Caramel Crunch||$1.86|
|Peanut Butter in Paradise||$1.83|
|Coconut Island Bliss||$1.90|
|Cookies & Cream||$1.86|
|Peanut Butter & Jelly||$1.86|
|Gold Peak Tea||$2.57|
In 2006, Russel DiGilio and Robin Griffith founded Duck Donuts after he realized that the most doughnut chains didn’t offer made-to-order doughnuts. Their decision was also inspired by the fact that North Carolina’s Outer Banks didn’t have doughnut shops at the time so the duo decided to give it a try. Their first Duck Donuts shop opened in Duck, North Carolina; the place also inspired the corporate name.
The next locations opened in Kitty Hawk, Corolla, and Kill Devil Hills, all in North Carolina. For five years, the chain’s locations were only in the Outer Banks although the co-founders started receiving numerous calls for franchising. Due to the demand, the company started offering franchising opportunities through the Duck Donuts Franchising Company.
As of July 2018, there are 69 Duck Donuts franchised locations in North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, New York, and California. There are also contracts for franchising in 23 states in the United States and two countries abroad.
What They’re Famous For
The Duck Donuts chain is famous for its so-called cake doughnuts, a cross between a cake and a doughnut in terms of taste, texture and consistency. These aren’t your usual doughnuts for two reasons: These are made-to-order and customizable according to the customer’s specific needs.
Why Eat Here
Duck Donuts’ menu in all of its locations consist of made-to-order doughnuts, as well as a wide range of sandwiches and desserts, combined with coffee and other beverages. The cake doughnuts are only made when the customer orders them so these are always served warm, a far cry from the usual cold doughnuts served by other doughnut chains.
Emphasis must be made that the entire doughnut-making process is made using a machine (i.e., automated) but the handmade quality of the cake doughnuts are maintained. The base doughnut, a light cake doughnut specifically, is the same for all doughnuts. Each customer, nonetheless, will have a different doughnut with their choice of toppings.
There are currently more than 30 different toppings, drizzles and icings to choose from on the menu. If you think about it, there are nearly 800 combinations that can be made. These customization options include blueberry glaze, rainbow sprinkles, raspberry drizzle, peanuts, chocolate peanut, vanilla glaze, Oreo cookies, hot fudge drizzle, chopped bacon, salted caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar, to name a few.
You can, for example, order a doughnut with a vanilla glaze topped with a raspberry drizzle or with Oreo toppings and a salted caramel drizzle. You can order it as a single doughnut or order a bucket, which consists of 18 doughnuts in a box. You can obviously order different flavors for your doughnuts bucket.
Do you have little time to choose from among the hundreds of possible combinations? Then you should try one or a few of the twelve customer favorites so you can spend more time eating and less time choosing. One of the favorites is Sunrise, a cake doughnut with s’mores, raspberry drizzles, chocolate icing, marshmallow drizzle, and graham cracker topping – and it’s great as a breakfast and snack item, too!
Duck Donuts offer four kinds of breakfast sandwiches at present. You will like the OBX, a sliced doughnut (i.e., the chain’s base donut) filled with eggs, cheese, a choice of either bacon or sausage, and with a topping of chopped bacon and maple drizzle. This is a savory doughnut that you can eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner, if you love doughnuts that much.
If the made-to-order sweet doughnuts aren’t enough for your sweet tooth, then you can order from the dessert selection. Think of the doughnut sundaes as one sweet thing heaped on top of another sweet thing – doughnuts with Breyers ice cream.
The Duck Donuts prices are on the expensive side but think about the delicious bursts of flavors in your mouth and you will be more than willing to pay for your doughnuts. You will also love the friendly, efficient and fast service from the crew members, especially in getting your order right and in getting it from the kitchen to your hands. You may even love the family atmosphere in the shops, especially as Duck Donuts locations tend to attract a cult following in the community.
To learn more about Duck Donuts or to find a location near you, visit their website at www.duckdonuts.com.