There is a new donut destination in the Dayton area. Duck Donuts opened the doors of its new Brown Street location on Oct. 27 and provides a unique take on the pastry, while promoting a family and community focused environment.
Duck Donuts is a chain started by Russell A. DiGilio in 2006. The first location opened in Duck, North Carolina a town DiGilio and family liked to vacation at and where the shop got its name. DiGilio opened the restaurant to give the city of Duck its first donut shop.
The chain has rapidly grown since 2012, opening 392 stores in that time frame. They look to have 167 locations open by the end of 2017. The Brown Street location is only the second Duck Donuts in Ohio, and is adjacent to the University of Dayton campus.
An aspect of the process that makes Duck Donuts stand out is the plethora of different customization options available to customers.
Duck Donuts houses many different combinations of over 20 coatings, toppings and drizzles to choose from.
Some of these include chocolate, maple and lemon coatings, hot fudge, raspberry and salted caramel drizzles and also many different toppings such as bacon, sprinkles of various colors and oreos.
Customers are also able to choose from a list of pre-made “signature” donuts such as the Bacon in the Sun, a donut with maple coating and chopped bacon, or the Peanut Butter Paradise, a donut with peanut butter icing and a hot fudge drizzle.
There are also seasonal donuts that appear on the menu such as a s’mores donut during the summer and a pumpkin flavored donut in the fall months.
Customers can also create any combination of the 23 different options to make their own masterpiece.
Jake Rembold, manager of the Brown Street location is happy to represent the company and be the face of Duck Donuts in the Dayton area.
“One thing I think Dayton was lacking was a fast, casual donut shop,” Rembold said. “I think everyone will enjoy it from families to college students to young business professionals.”
The chain also implements a “Quack Gives Back” campaign. Information from the company’s website states that the campaign promotes each location partnering with community groups to raise awareness and funds for their causes.
Anyone can nominate a specific charity, organization, person or a team that is looking for community support. Customers are invited to fill out a nomination form ath their local store explaining what the nominee is looking for in terms of donations.
Duck Donuts is a new donut shop in Dayton that looks to focus on the community and student population, while providing a different way to enjoy the snack.