American doughnut franchise Duck Donuts debuts in the Philippines

Duck Donuts, the US doughnut franchise, has made its Philippines debut, opening a store in Poblacion, Makati City, greater Manila. 

The North Carolina-based franchise is known for making doughnuts with denser and fluffier textures, considered more cake-like than traditional yeast-raised doughnuts. It allows customers to customise doughnuts with their choice of coatings, toppings, and flavor combinations. 

In addition to doughnuts, the brand also offers hot and iced coffee and breakfast options.

Bravo Best Foods, one of the country’s largest food service companies, owns the Philippine franchise for Duck Donuts. 

Edilberto Bravo, CEO of Bravo Best Foods, told The Philippine Inquirer he saw the brand’s potential when he first heard about it from colleagues in California. 

“We’re very proud to have brought these unique, customizable doughnuts to our country,” said Bravo.

The company aims to open 25 more locations across the country over the next six years, with a second store on track to open in Ayala Circuit Mall this month. 

“We are thankful to Bravo Best Foods for believing in our vision,” added Marcel Portman, Duck Donuts’ chief development officer. 

“The Makati store, at 360sqft, is our largest location globally, and we hope it’s just the beginning of our expansion across the Philippines,” he said.

Duck Donuts said its launch in the Philippines is part of its wider international growth strategy. Recently, the brand opened stores in Bangkok, Thailand, with plans for future launches in Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Australia, and the UK.

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