Lukumades, the purveyor of Greek doughnuts, desserts and coffee, made its debut in America with the recent grand opening of its location in Jacksonville Beach, Florida on Wednesday, May 1.

Founded in Melbourne, Australia by visionary entrepreneur Exarhos Sourligas, better known as Mr. Ex, Lukumades began with a food truck before quickly growing in its hometown and across the globe, from the United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Singapore, and now the US.

“Our journey to the U.S. marks an exciting new chapter for Lukumades,” says Mr. Ex, chief executive officer and founder of Lukumades. “We are proud to introduce our irresistible vegan-friendly Greek doughnuts, homemade gelato and freshly ground coffees to Americans. The U.S. market’s vibrant culture and diverse culinary scene presents an incredible opportunity to share our delicious little doughnut balls with a completely new audience.”

Inspired by its founder’s own Greek time-honored family traditions, Lukumades perfectly captures the essence of traditional loukoumades in every bite with a golden crunch exterior and fluffy inside. From honey and cinnamon for traditionalists to lavish offerings like caramel, matcha and golden maple syrup, the unique flavor and texture of Lukumades’ doughnuts are defining the brand as a favorite among doughnut enthusiasts, foodies and families alike.

Lukumades selected St. John as its U.S. agency of record to support its expansion. With 40 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Jacksonville-based St. John will serve as a pivotal partner for Lukumades’ growth in the US.

“Consumers are craving Lukumades’ fresh, modern take on a traditional concept, and we’re thrilled to be a part of its US expansion,” says Jenifer Boyd Harmon, executive vice president at St. John. “With our track record of growing franchises like Zaxby’s and our extensive branding legacy, we’re confident Lukumades will quickly become a beloved addition to the American doughnut scene.”

Franchise opportunities will soon be available across the country.