Duck Donuts is continuing its international expansion with the company’s first location in Saudi Arabia, in the capital city of Riyadh. In October of 2019, Anjal Arabia Trading signed a master franchise agreement to open 10 units and begin sub-franchising throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia over the next five years.
“We are delighted to add Saudi Arabia to the growing list of countries where Duck Donuts is expanding and is making a positive impact within the local community,” says Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts chief executive officer. “We look forward to their rapid development of this exciting market, giving those throughout the country the chance to taste and experience our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts.”
The nearly 1,300-square-foot store reflects the franchise’s iconic beach theme and family-friendly atmosphere complete with indoor seating. In addition to donuts, the Riyadh location also serves coffee, espresso, donut sundaes, breakfast sandwiches, milkshakes, frozen beverages, select retail items and more. The shop offers a viewing area where customers can watch their donuts being made.
“Since we have opened our doors, the positive feedback from all customers is motivating us to bring Duck Donuts to every mall in Saudi and open drive-through locations throughout the country to give everyone the chance to experience our delicious, warm donuts and great coffee,” says Mohammed Alsherhri, Duck Donuts Kingdom of Saudi Arabia co-owner. “We look forward to continuing to grow the brand in Saudi Arabia and play a significant role in helping our country achieve its Saudi Vision 2030 Plan.”
Duck Donuts also has an international location in Dubai, UAE, with additional locations expected to open in the coming months in Canada and Egypt.