New doughnut shop sets opening date for 1st Dayton-area location

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Duck Donuts sets opening date for first Dayton-area location.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A made-to-order doughnut shop has set an opening date for its first Dayton-area location — and more are planned.

Duck Donuts at 1200 Brown St., Suite 115, is expected to open on Friday, Oct. 27, at 8 a.m., according to Duck Donuts spokeswoman Kristin Kellum. There will be limited hours for the first few days — from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. — and hours are expected to expand starting Monday, Oct. 30, Kellum said.

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The 1,200 sq. ft. retail store “reflects the franchise’s iconic beach theme and family-friendly atmosphere,” Kellum said. It will have limited indoor seating.

In addition to donuts, the new doughnut shop will also serve Duck Donuts’ signature coffee blends — Riptide Roast, Light House Blend, and Sunset Pier Decaf — along with tea, espresso drinks, a doughnut breakfast sandwich, and doughnut sundaes featuring Breyer’s ice cream.

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Duck Donuts serves light vanilla cake donuts that customers can customize by choosing a variety of topping combinations. The stores offer a viewing area where children and adults can watch their donuts being made.

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The new doughnut shop is located in former yogurt shop space near the entrance to UD's campus. Franchise owners, which include former UD basketball star Chris Wright and former Ohio State football standout Jeff Graham, have told this news outlet they intend to open two more locations in the region after the first store gets up and running.

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The Harrisburg, Pa.-based chain got its start in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. A location in the Polaris Center in suburban Columbus opened to long lines last December.

That build-your-own, made-to-order concept is similar to that of District 6 Donuts, which opened in June at 6 Oakwood Ave., just a half-mile up the street from the future Duck Donuts location. District 6 is an independent shop launched by retired Dayton police officer Bill Parsons and his family.

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For more information or to track the progress of Duck Donuts' UD store, check out the Duck Donuts (Dayton, OH) Facebook page.

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