Duck Donuts Now Open In State College

Add Duck Donuts to your list of Instagrammable State College brunch options: The North Carolina-based joint has officially opened its State College location.

Best known for its warm, made-to-order donuts, the shop also serves coffee, tea, espresso drinks, donut breakfast sandwiches, and donut sundaes. Customers can choose from a variety of topping combinations to adorn their freshly baked, vanilla cake donuts, from longstanding favorites to innovative tastes.

The State College store is a true mom-and-pop operation — family-owned with about 30 employees. Owner Janette Haas couldn’t be more excited about her grand opening.

“Our first Duck Donuts experience occurred in the Outer Banks in 2015 when my coworker suggested we visit the shop,” Haas said. “We stopped at the Duck Donuts in Duck, North Carolina and immediately fell in love with the product, so much we barely made it back to the house to share with the rest of family! Now, we could not be more excited to make Happy Valley even happier by bringing the taste of the Outer Banks to the State College community!”

The shop keeps with Duck Donuts’ signature beach theme, and you can probably expect to see Haas or another member of her family working behind the counter to whip up your favorite donut creations.

Haas also said in the next few weeks the store will launch its “Quack Gives Back” program to donate to local causes and charities on a rotating basis.

Duck Donuts joins Peace, Love, and Little Donuts and Happy Buns as recently-opened donut shops downtown, though each have their own unique perks. The State College location is the chain’s seventh store in Pennsylvania.

The shop will operate every day during the following hours:

  • Sunday-Monday: 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday-Saturday: 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Duck Donuts is located at 125 S. Fraser Street as part of the Fraser Street Mini Mall.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa is a junior public relations major and the managing editor of Onward State. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Send questions and comments via e-mail ([email protected]) and follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.


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