The US donut and coffee chain makes its long-planned Egyptian market debut and will trade alongside fellow US bakery café chains Cinnabon and Dunkin’ at the Cairo Festival City Mall
Egypt marks Duck Donuts’ third international market behind Canada and Saudi Arabia | Photo credit: Cairo Festival City Mall
Duck Donuts has opened its first store in Egypt at the Cairo Festival City Mall shopping and entertainment venue.
The North Carolina-based donut and coffee chain, which operates 113 stores across the US, signed a franchise agreement with Cairo-based Master Foods in May 2021 amid plans to open its first store later that year.
Egypt marks Duck Donuts’ third international market behind Canada and Saudi Arabia. The company, which exited the UAE in 2021, also has two stores in the US territory of Puerto Rico.
Master Foods is targeting 25 Duck Donuts locations across Egypt by 2027.
Duck Donuts will face competition from fellow US brands Cinnabon and Dunkin’ at the Cairo Festival City Mall, alongside multi-national coffee chains Costa Coffee, Second Cup and Starbucks.
World Coffee Portal research shows the total Egyptian branded coffee shop market comprises more than 575 stores and is expected to reach 830 outlets by 2027.
In July 2022 the company announced plans to launch in Thailand in partnership with The Great Restaurant Group Co., with a store in Bangkok expected to open in 2023.