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Duck Donuts CEO Betsy Hamm on adapting to a changing market

A Deeper Dive: The chief executive of the made-to-order doughnut chain joins the podcast to discuss the company's new prototype and growth strategy.

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How is Duck Donuts evolving its prototype?

This week’s episode of the Restaurant Business podcast A Deeper Dive features Betsy Hamm, CEO of the 115-unit chain, who joined me at the Restaurant Leadership Conference recently to discuss a wide range of issues.

Duck Donuts is based in Mechanicsburg, Pa., and is known for selling made-to-order doughnuts in tourist spots. The company generated $60.6 million in system sales last year, according to data from Restaurant Business sister company Technomic.

The company just released a new prototype designed to give operators more flexibility as they expand. It features kiosks, for instance, but it also designed to go into smaller spots.

We talk about a wide variety of other topics on the podcast, including where the chain got its name.

It’s an interesting conversation with a doughnut CEO, so please have a listen

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