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Made-to-order San Antonio doughnut shop ducks into Far West Side this weekend

Made-to-order San Antonio doughnut shop ducks into Far West Side

Duck Donuts
This popular doughnut shop opens its second San Antonio location this weekend. Photo courtesy of Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts is finally rolling out an opening date. Six months after news broke that the customizable doughnut chain was waddling into the Far West Side, Duck Donuts opens its doors on Saturday, June 27. 

The newest location of Duck Donuts — the second in San Antonio and fourth in Texas — celebrates its grand opening at 7010 W. Loop 1604 N. beginning at 8 am. 

Like all Duck Donuts, including its sister store in North San Antonio, the Far West Side location specializes in made-to-order, fully customizable doughnuts. Each begins with Duck's signature vanilla cake and then guests choose their own toppings, drizzles, and icings to create a "duckzillion" different combos. Choices range from traditional sprinkles and glazed to bacon and French toast. 

Coffee and espresso drinks are also available (of course) as are treats like doughnut breakfast sandwiches, doughnut sundaes, frozen beverages, and milkshakes.

Of course, opening anything during a pandemic is atypical, and owners Ben and Leonora Newell are "committed to customer and employee safety" as the state deals with the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Gloves will be worn by employees and high-touch surfaces will be sanitized at all times, notes a release.

(Though face masks are not mentioned in Duck Donuts' release, Bexar County is currently under a mandatory face mask order through June 30.)

The 1,500-square-foot space is decorated in the chain's traditional beach theme and seating is available both outdoors and indoors, though it has been reduced to adhere to social distancing guidelines. 

San Antonians who aren't quite ready to venture into the restaurant can still order up something sweet. Customers can order online or through the Duck Donuts Rewards app in advance and can choose to pick up their orders curbside.

“We have had such a warm welcome and positive reaction from customers since we first opened our doors in San Antonio back in 2018,” said Newell. “We’re looking forward to meeting many new faces as we now serve our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts in a new part of our wonderful city.”

Following Saturday's opening celebration, Duck Donuts will be open seven days a week, Monday-Friday, 7 am-7 pm, and Saturday-Sunday, 8 am-7 pm.