The US donut and coffee chain, which is also set to open its first store in Thailand this year, plans to make the Philippines its regional supply chain hub in Asia ahead of further outlet expansion
Duck Donuts said its first store in the country could be opened by the end of 2023 | Photo credit: Duck Donuts
Duck Donuts is seeking a franchise partner in the Philippines to open at least eight stores over the next five years.
The North Carolina-based donut and coffee chain said its first store in the country could be opened by the end of 2023 if a partner with the right food business and real estate experience is found.
As part of the US government-led trade forum in Makati City, Duck Donuts Global Franchise Development Executive Marcel Portmann said the company is also planning to make the Philippines its regional supply chain hub in Asia ahead of further outlet expansion in the region.
“There are so many reasons why the Philippines might be a good regional hub for us. But it depends on the partner too. Supply chain for us is very important so we will work towards having a regional and even a local supply chain in Asia,” he said.
In July 2022, Duck Donuts announced plans to debut in Thailand in partnership with The Great Restaurant Group Co., with its first store in Bangkok expected to open in 2023.
Founded in 2006, the US donut and coffee chain currently operates more than 100 stores across the US, alongside outlets in Canada, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
World Coffee Portal research forecasts the Filipino branded coffee shop market will exceed 2,060 outlets by 2025.