When you see the initials “DD” associated with bakery treats, many people will think of a certain international chain. Those in the know, though, here in Rockville and beyond, think of something even more special: Duck Donuts.
Originating in Duck, North Carolina, Duck Donuts began with founder Russell DiGillio and expanded to include franchise locations throughout the country and beyond. They put it best, saying of their brand, “We love to create donuts, and we love to create smiles!” Looking at their friendly mascot and eye-catching branding, it’s hard not to crack a smile—and, paired with one of their donuts, there’s no avoiding a grin.
If you’re new to Duck Donuts, their made-to-order menu might be a bit overwhelming. Thankfully, their customers are happy to share some of their “fan favorites.” Some of these winning combinations include blueberry pancake (blueberry icing with maple drizzle and powdered sugar), midnight madness (chocolate icing with chocolate sprinkles), and the boardwalk (glazed with oreo crumbles, powdered sugar, and vanilla drizzle).
Whatever your perfect do-it-yourself donut—your MTO combination of a vanilla cake donut, coating, topping, and drizzle— Duck Donuts is sure to have a sweet treat you’ll love, with coffee to go with it or a sandwich if you want something savory before diving into dessert!