Duck Donuts has signed agreements with two Middle East companies to open locations in the region.
Anjal Arabia Trading & Contracting Co. is set to open 10 outlets throughout Saudi Arabia over the next five years, with the first coming in early 2020 in Riyadh.
Gold Peak Coffee Shop LLC has also signed a master franchise agreement to sub franchise and bring Duck Donuts locations to the UAE, with the first store planned for the city of Dubai.
“We are delighted to enter into this relationship with Anjal Arabia Trading & Contracting Co. and Gold Peak Coffee Shop LLC, expanding our Duck Donuts brand to countries that demonstrate a strong family culture and an enjoyment for coffee and sweets,” said Russ DiGilio, Duck Donuts founder and CEO. “Through this master franchise agreement, we believe this will continue to generate interest in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), giving us the opportunity to further enhance the Duck Donuts presence in the Middle East.”
Currently, Duck Donuts operates in 83 locations across 26 states and two countries, including its first international location in Santiago, Chile.