Fans of Duck Donuts rejoice!! Duck Donuts, which practically has a cult following across the state and now the East Coast, is opening in Greensboro before the end of the year with plans for two additional Triad locations in the near future.
The doughnut/donut company, based out of the Outer Banks, will open its Greensboro location in December in the Village at North Elm on Pisgah Church Road in December.
Franchise owner David Johnson, of Piedmont Donut Corporation, says the sign is going up in the coming weeks. He was one of the first to franchise and also has locations in Charlottesville and Virginia Beach, Va.
“I never even had a Duck donut before I opened the doors. I believed in the phenomenon,” Johnsons said. “I’m a banker and a venture capitalist. I studied the concept and saw something that was fun as well as some ease getting into my first franchise.”
Johnson says the second location will be near the Palladium Shopping Center in High Point in a new development. They’ve already retained the rights to open a location in Winston-Salem.
Most locations open with a bang with little to no advertising. Johnson says, “It started out as a hobby and then became a passion and now has become a career. I’m still in banking, but one day this will be what I do full-time.”
Johnson says coming to Greensboro is like coming home, “I went to school at Carolina, have family in Greensboro, so I’m excited to be opening a location in the area.”
Duck Donuts is revered for its luscious fluffy vanilla cake donuts that are made to order. It’s just one flavor. The fun is that from there, you can choose the glaze and the toppings to make a veritable endless possibility of donut goodness, from simple glazed to cinnamon and sugar to peanut butter and chocolate chip or maple glaze with bacon (my personal favorite).