Popular North Carolina Donut Chain Coming to Rockville


photo by Becky Wolfson

Duck Donuts will open location on Rockville Pike across from Best Buy. Students who have been to the Outer Banks are familiar with the chain.

By Becky Wolfson, Contest Manager

Duck Donuts, a well-known donut chain that began in North Carolina’s Outer Banks in 2007, is set to open on Rockville Pike in early spring. Duck Donuts gets its name from Duck, N.C.

“I am excited for the new location in Rockville,” sophomore Bergan Babrowicz said. “Being able to have them on vacation was always a treat, but now I can get them any time of the year.”

The business currently has 27 locations across the East Coast and is most known for its made-to-order vanilla cake donuts that can be combined with various glazes and toppings.

According to junior Gloria Oh, who frequently visits the Outer Banks location, her favorite flavor is the plain glazed because it’s fluffy and the glaze is not too sweet.

The ability to choose toppings and glaze attracts many customers.

“With our made-to-order donuts, customers can see the entire process from making and frying the dough, all the way to topping the donuts,” Rockville Duck Donuts employee Alvin Nova said.

Rockville is one of seven new locations the chain recently announced, in addition to Wilmington, NC; Lancaster and Mechanicsburg, PA; Avalon, NJ and Fredericksburg and Woodbridge, VA.

According to Nova, Duck Donuts believes Rockville is an ideal location because the chain has many customers from the area who know the brand.

“Duck Donuts is amazing,” NSL teacher Bryan Clark said. “I like the strawberry flavor, but the most intriguing flavor is bacon.”

CHS students and staff are eagerly anticipating the open of the new store.

“Duck Donuts are so good because they are made fresh in the store, right in front of you, and are always served warm,” Babrowicz said.