QNS.com: Duck Donuts celebrates soft opening at new Fresh Meadows location

QNS.com: Duck Donuts celebrates soft opening at new Fresh Meadows location | April 2023: Duck Donuts, known for serving warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts, celebrated its soft opening with local elected officials in Fresh Meadows on Thursday, April 6. 

Congresswoman Grace Meng, Senator John Liu and Councilwoman Linda Lee attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first Duck Donuts location in New York City at 61-32 190th St. in Fresh Meadows Place. The shop is owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Umar Alizai and Nida Mumtaz. It’s a little bit of Mumtaz’s home state of North Carolina coming to Alizai’s backyard in Queens. 

Duck Donuts opened its first locations in 2007 in the beach resort towns of Duck and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with the intention to create an oasis for vacationers to enjoy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, PA, Duck Donuts began franchising in 2013 and prides itself on sprinkling happiness to its guests through its unique in-store experience, exceptional guest service and a “duckzillion” doughnut combinations. 

For Mumtaz, it’s a proud and exciting moment to be opening the first Duck Donuts in New York City. 

“Queens is home to many different backgrounds and cultures, and we couldn’t think of a better way to bring the community together than through sprinkling happiness with doughnuts,” Mumtaz said. “Fresh Meadows has a rich history with an abundance of schools, hospitals, universities and religious organizations. We are looking forward to being an active member of the community in Queens.”


Duck Donuts will be celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, April 8, at 8 a.m. 

To celebrate the grand opening, the first guest in line on Saturday will receive a special gift basket filled with Duck Donuts merchandise and one free dozen doughnuts per month for a year. The 100th guest will receive one doughnut and one small coffee once a month for a year.

Additionally, 10% of the proceeds from the opening week will be donated to three foundations: Children’s Village NY, Queens Community House and SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy) Foundation. 

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