Qatar is the US donut and coffee chain’s fifth international market and second in the Middle East, with new franchisee Printemps Qatar Group expected to open four further stores by 2027
The Duck Donuts store at at Printemps Doha | Photo credit: Duck Donuts
Pennsylvania-based donut and coffee chain Duck Donuts has opened its first store in Qatar with franchise partner Printemps Qatar Group.
Located at Printemps Doha, the largest department store in the Middle East at 40,000sq m, the outlet is the first of five Duck Donuts stores to be rolled-out over the next four years.
In a press release, Duck Donuts said its Qatar outlet has a ‘sophisticated’ design, including colourful cushioned chairs and marble tabletops, alongside a bespoke beverage menu featuring Matcha and Spanish Lattes.
“We are thrilled to bring the beloved Duck Donuts experience to the vibrant city of Doha, Qatar. Partnering with Printemps Qatar Group allows us to deliver our exceptional made-to-order donuts, as well as introduce exciting new beverages, to the local community and visitors alike. We are excited to embark on this journey together and look forward to delighting guests with our delicious treats and warm, welcoming atmosphere,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO.
Founded in Paris in 1865, Printemps is one of France's leading department stores. Printemps Doha, located within the Doha Oasis shopping centre, was the first Printemps store to open outside of France.
Duck Donuts operates 126 stores in the US, with its Doha outlet adding to the brand’s single-store presence in Canada, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Further international expansion is on the cards for the donut and coffee chain, with franchise agreements in place to open stores in the UK, Thailand, Australia, Iraq and the Bahamas.