Duck Donuts waddles into Willow Lawn

Posted at 9:58 AM, Jul 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-07 09:58:12-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – Duck Donuts announced it is coming to Richmond. The favorite stop for Outer Banks vacationers said it planned to open a location at The Shops at Willow Lawn this fall.

“We chose to bring Duck Donuts to the Richmond market because of the interest that’s been expressed by our consumers on social media and through our website,” Duck Donuts Richmond franchisee owner Keith Exton said in a statement. “Willow Lawn stood out as a great location for our first store due to the proximity of the shopping center to downtown Richmond as well as the West End.”

Exton said he also liked the parking situation at Willow Lawn.

Duck Donuts enters a crowded Richmond donut market with the recent expansions of local shops like Sugar Shack and Dixie Donuts, plus other local favorites Mrs. Yoder’s and Country Style donuts and established national chains Dunkin’ Donuts and Kripsy Kreme.