- October 5, 2019 / 6 min readGold Peak Coffee Shop LLC has inked 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.
Duck Donuts, one of America’s fastest growing donut franchise companies, has signed two master franchise agreements, with locations set to launch in the countries of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the next several years. The move is part of the continuation of the brand’s international expansion.
Anjal Arabia Trading & Contracting Co will be opening 10 locations throughout Saudi Arabia over the next five years. The first Duck Donuts location, likely to open early 2020, will be in the country’s capital, Riyadh.
Gold Peak Coffee Shop LLC has also inked 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.
Russ DiGilio, Founder and CEO, Duck Donuts, said, “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 enjoyment for coffee and sweets.”
“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,” DiGilio added.
Mohammed Alshehri, Duck Donuts Kingdom of Saudi Arabia General Manager, stated, “We believe in the idea that a visit to Duck Donuts is about having a unique experience in addition to consuming an excellent quality product. The fact that the donuts are made to order in front of you makes them the ultimate in freshness and deliciousness.”
Mohammed Albaqami, Duck Donuts Master Franchisee of UAE, further added, “We love the always fresh and customizable approach. This will be a totally new concept for the Saudi and UAE consumer and one we’re sure will become a major success within the region as well as a chief competitor in the donut and coffee industry.”
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