Duck Donuts has announced the grand opening of its third Charlotte location on Saturday, Oct. 29, with plans to host a Family Fun Day to celebrate the occasion.
The newest shop will open in the Rea Farms Shopping Center in south Charlotte and will join locations in Dilworth and Huntersville under franchisee Andre Walters.
“Supply chain issues really set us back from opening for an entire year. Finally getting the shop open is something that makes me so happy,” said managing member Andre Walters, who co-owns the south Charlotte store with professional basketball player Will Clyburn. “I am looking forward to meeting our new neighbors and establishing new community relationships right in our backyard. We are so excited to introduce the area to the Duck Donuts experience and sprinkle happiness with our warm, delicious, and made-to-order donuts.”
Attendees at the grand opening event can enjoy donut tastings and live face painting for kids. The first customer in line when doors open at 6 a.m. will receive a Duck Donuts gift basket filled with merchandise and one free dozen donuts per month for a year. A portion of all proceeds on grand opening day will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Charlotte and the Rea Farms STEAM Academy.
The new 1,064-square-foot space reflects the franchise’s iconic beach theme and family-friendly atmosphere with limited indoor seating. Guests will experience the same made-to-order donut process and availability of coatings, toppings and drizzles, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with chopped bacon. The shop offers a viewing area where guests can watch their donuts being made. Additionally, the menu will also include donut breakfast sandwiches, coffee and espresso beverages, donut sundaes, milkshakes, select retail items and more.
Ahead of the grand opening, the store will host Charlotte tastemakers during a VIP preview on Thursday, Oct. 27. The store will open to the public at 9825 Sandy Rock Place, Suite 5B, in the Rea Farms Shopping Center in south Charlotte.