Duck Donuts was recently recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains 2022, presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., a leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on November 30 and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.

The America's Favorite Restaurant Chains 2022 list highlights the nation’s top restaurant chains based on an independent survey of American restaurant customers and employees. In total, over 35,000 evaluations were collected, with participants asked to rate restaurants on 10 evaluating criteria: Taste of Food, Cleanliness, Hygiene, Transparency, Location, COVID-19, Environment, Accessibility, Service Quality, and Treatment of Employees. Out of 16 categories, only 220 restaurant chains were awarded.

“We are truly honored to be recognized on Newsweek’s 2022 list of America’s Favorite Restaurant Chains, one of just 220 brands named,” says Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts chief executive officer. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work, dedication and energy our franchise partners put forth in their shops every day to serve our guests a quality product and excellent customer service.”

First opened in in 2007 in the beach resort towns of Duck and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Duck Donuts today has more than 100 locally owned and operated shops across 22 states.