Fast-growing donut chain Duck Donuts has announced one of its tenured franchise partners, Gary Kopel, has a signed a lease to bring the brand’s first Nevada location to the Las Vegas market. The shop will be located on Las Vegas Boulevard in the Grand Bazaar Shops in front of Bally’s and across from Caesar’s Palace and Bellagio.

“The Las Vegas area is an attractive market for tourists, locals, and businesses, presenting a unique and exciting opportunity for our growing brand,” says Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts chief executive officer. “Having a presence in the heart of Las Vegas will give our brand visibility and exposure to the 40+ million visitors Las Vegas welcomes each year, helping increase brand awareness as we continue to focus on our aggressive growth strategy.”

The Las Vegas shop will mark the fifth location for Kopel who owns four California locations, including the company’s only shipping container shop in Garden Grove. The shop anticipates a grand opening the second half of 2022.

“I am excited to introduce Duck Donuts’ unique, made-to-order, customizable donut experience to the Las Vegas Strip for the first time,” says Kopel. “Duck Donuts is a special brand, and I am confident that visitors and the local community will also grow a quick admiration for our delicious donuts. We cannot wait to step into this market and look forward to serving our delicious donuts all day and late into the night, directly in the center of the Las Vegas Strip.”

In addition to the standard menu items of espresso beverages, donuts, donut sundaes and donut breakfast sandwiches, the Las Vegas location will be the first to offer a variety of boozy milkshakes for guests over 21.