US donut and coffee chain Duck Donuts has signed up an Australian franchisee and is to open five Sydney outlets.
The donut chain has recently signed a total of 10 franchise agreements, internationally and domestically. Three shops will open in Bahamas with 10 stores slated for Iraq, although no time line is given for the international development.
Duck Donuts announced its plans for Australia a year ago at the Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, when it also revealed expansion into Thailand. However the website shows only three current locations internationally – one cafe each in Canada, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Duck Donuts expands US and internationally
The Pennsylvania-based donut chain has signed up six new franchisees in the US. During the first quarter, Duck Donuts opened five shops, including Cairo, and six are slated to open through June
Eric Lavinder, Duck Donuts chief development officer, said “From domestic locations to our international expansion, we are one step closer to achieving our vision of serving an edible ring of happiness around the globe.”.
Dependent on construction delays, the company anticipates opening 35 locations in 2023.
Duck Donuts currently operates three international and 117 U.S. franchise locations across 23 states and Puerto Rico.
According to worldcoffeeportal.com, Duck Donuts’ planned Iraqi debut follows Cinnabon’s launch into Baghdad in February 2023.