Going Nuts for Duck Donuts
Last month, White Marsh welcomed Duck Donuts and its made-to-order donuts to its rapidly developing community.
The new shop is at 5272 Campbell Blvd. in Nottingham Square, the former location of the Yogi Castle frozen yogurt shop.
Duck Donuts is known for making hot, fresh, donuts to order with customizable toppings and glazes.
This location is the third to open in Maryland and the first one in the greater Baltimore area.
“We wanted to branch out a little further. We’ve stayed in MoCo [Montgomery County] but we wanted to go by the Bay, go by Baltimore because there’s another market out there,” said Travis Gafford, the regional manager of the Maryland franchises.
Beginning in the Outer Banks in the appropriately named Duck, North Carolina in 2006, Duck Donuts has since expanded
to places like Georgia, Ohio, and South Carolina.
“Our team is excited to bring the unique concept of Duck Donuts to the Greater Baltimore area,” said Rue Rusike, the Duck Donuts general manager. “This is our seventh location and we look forward to exploring additional opportunities to continue serving warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts to those in our communities.”
They specialize in classic flavors like vanilla and peanut butter chocolate, and for the more adventurous eaters, there are over-the-top options like donut sundaes and breakfast sandwiches.
The vanilla cake donuts are prepared with a machine specifically designed for the Duck Donuts franchisees. The donuts are cooked in 400-degree oil for 45 seconds on each side before being dumped into a cooling vat. Once properly chilled out, the donuts are doused in icing and then toppings are added to the customer’s specifications.
“We make everything to order. It’s crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside,” he said. “It’s sugar on sugar on sugar, who doesn’t like that?”
Gafford said that they are most known for their maple bacon flavor, made with real bacon bits. His favorite, however, is the French toast donut which is made with cinnamon sugar and maple syrup.
Duck Donuts encourages their customers to be creative, mixing up glazes and topping to concoct your own sweet creation.
“We like it when people think outside the box. Kids love it,” he said.
Gafford said he is happy to be involved in the redevelopment of White Marsh and thinks that Duck Donuts can fill a need for customers in the area that large-scale chain coffee shops can’t.
He also praised the patience of the customers as the business gets started and works to meet the area’s donut demands, especially during the really busy hours, like brunch time on Sundays.
“You get a box of twelve hot, fresh, donuts and someone had to individually dip one, it’s going to take time.”
Donuts will be prepared Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For additional information, visit the Duck Donuts White Marsh Facebook page or visit DuckDonuts.com.