So while everyone seems to have their eyes peeled towards Hurricane Florence we thought we would do our part to offer some distraction on this beautiful Monday morning by doing our normal thing - giving you some great memories of our guests with Memory Monday. Today is a good day for Duck Donuts!Yes, that delectable treat that has become synonymous with a visit to the Outer Banks is the star of our Memory Monday photo submission contest.Special thanks to Jason Tucker of Sellersville, Pennsylvania who stayed with Outer Banks Blue at the Corolla area vacation rental "Nauti and Nice" who shares his photo with us saying that after hearing about Duck Donuts for years he "finally made it" himself.[caption id="attachment_2860" align="alignnone" width="300"] Chocolate Frosted Please!!!![/caption]Jason reminds us that this very successful franchise (Duck Donuts claims to be the fastest growing donut shop in the country) which has taken off around the Outer Banks and has locations in North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Maryland, and California among other locations that they also have a shop in Pennsylvania near where he lives.We checked with the founder of Duck Donuts to confirm and indeed Duck donuts was started right here on the Outer Banks. Amazing story.If you have not had the pleasure of going to Duck donuts yourself and don't know what all the fuss is about you owe it to yourself to give it a try. There is just something about watching those little fritters being dropped into boiling grease right before your eyes, cooked while you are there, and then while the batter is freshly cooked you tell the attendant to put the toppings on while you watch. Peanut Butter, Icing, Chocolate, Coconut, Sprinkles - you name it and they will put it on the donut for you.Thanks Jason for sending in your photo memories. We look forward to serving you again soon. I'm sure Duck donuts does as well.All the best from the beach.
Posted by Tim Cafferty