Duck Donuts has opened its doors in East Meadow, marking its 4th LI spot


Duck Donuts has opened its second Nassau County location, and seventh in New York.

The popular made-to-order doughnut company held a grand opening at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2334 Hempstead Turnpike in East Meadow.

For the uninitiated, the doughnut eatery operates like a Chipotle where there’s an assembly line ordering system allowing patrons to choose custom toppings and fillings for their orders.

An employee pours the batter, a machine forms the circles which dive into oil, they emerge a golden brown and toppers douse them with icing, sprinkles and drizzles.

The East Meadow location is owned and operated by Omar Athar and Sana Rafique, who also own the popular Garden City Park shop, which opened in 2022. Read more about that here.

“After receiving a welcoming response from the Garden City Park community, we are ecstatic to be expanding our locally owned business and opening our second location in East Meadow,” Athar said in a statement. “We cannot wait to bring a taste of the Outer Banks to those in the community with our warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts.”

Founded in Duck, N.C., in 2007, there are now over 115 locally owned and operated shops across 24 states, as per the company’s LinkedIn page.

On the island, there are also Duck Donuts locations in Selden and Hauppauge.

Photo Credit: Duck Donuts East Meadow on Facebook

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