July 9, 2014–The RVA franchise community will welcome a new franchise system to town this fall with the projected opening of a Duck Donuts location at Willow Lawn. According to a recent article in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Keith Exton is the franchise owner of this new location, which will be the seventh donut shop for the relatively young Duck Donuts franchise that got its start in the Outer Banks, NC area and in recent years has branched into Virginia. The franchisor specifically targeted Richmond because of “interest that’s been expressed by our consumers on social media and through our website.”
Query how they will fare in the increasingly crowded RVA donut market that includes Krispy Kreme, Sugar Shack, Country Style Doughnuts, Dixie Donuts, and multiple Dunkin Donuts franchised locations throughout the area. Best of luck and welcome to RVA.