Duck Donuts officially landed in Egypt on Friday, February 10, opening in the Cairo Festival City Mall, one of the country’s most iconic shopping, dining and entertainment hubs. Duck Donuts chief executive officer Betsy Hamm and franchise partners, Integrated Food Services, commemorated the opening of its Cairo location on February 4.

“We are delighted to continue our international expansion, 5,000 miles away from our hometown, with the opening of our first shop in Egypt,” says Hamm. “Witnessing firsthand the interest, excitement and acceptance of our concept and product, assures this is a market our franchise partners will see tremendous success and quick growth.”

This is the first Duck Donuts shop for Ahmed Ihab, managing partner of Integrated Food Services. The second Egypt location will also be in Cairo and is expected to open in the second half of 2023.

“This grand opening is the beginning of a long journey to introduce and grow the Duck Donuts brand throughout every district in Egypt,” says Ihab. “We are actively searching for our second location and before we know it, we’ll be giving everyone in Egypt the chance to experience our delicious, warm donuts and high-end coffee.”

The Cairo store features a modernized and inviting family-friendly atmosphere theme, complete with indoor seating. The shop offers a viewing area where children and adults can watch their donuts being made and photo opportunities throughout with the brand’s iconic and lovable duck mascot, Ollie.

The opening continues the company’s international growth. Duck Donuts also has international locations in Burlington, Ontario in Canada and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with additional locations expected to open in 2023 in Qatar, Pakistan and Thailand.