National Doughnut Day: Free Dunkin’ Donuts, Free Krispy Kreme

1337783884894Doughnut lovers rejoice: National Doughnut Day has arrived in full force bringing foodies free treats!

While it’s summertime here in the Northern Hemisphere, AKA bikini season, snacking is a big “no-no” — but skip your beach dieting for one day and indulge in a doughnut or two.

National Doughnut Day was first introduced back in 1938 by The Salvation Army to raise funds for people in need during The Depression, and has been observed every year since on the first Friday in June. This year too, will be an exciting celebration as a few favored doughnut makers will be taking part in exciting promotions.

“Celebrate one of the sweetest days of the year by commemorating National Doughnut Day with a one-of-a-kind complimentary treat from Krispy Kreme,” said Krispy Kreme in a press release. “Krispy Kreme is helping its fans across the country pay homage on this delectable holiday by offering every guest one FREE doughnut of any variety at Krispy Kreme US locations.”

Friday all United States and Canada Krispy Kremes will be offering a free doughnut of any kind with no purchase necessary.

In even more exciting Krispy Kreme news, this year marks its 75th anniversary, yep it’s been around that long.  Krispy Kreme has released a timeline of interesting Krispy Kreme doughnut facts. Check it out.


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Krispy Kreme isn’t the only one delighting foodies with doughnuts, Dunkin’ Donuts will also be spreading the love. Patrons can flock to any participating U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts locations Friday and pick up a free doughnut with any beverage purchase while supplies last.

“Make an early trip to your nearest Dunkin’ Donuts location to make sure you get your favorite donut!,” said Dunkin’ Donuts in a press release. “All Dunkin’ Donuts beverages are included in our National Donut Day offer, even cooler beverages!  The combinations are enDDless.”

Entenmann’s too will be celebrating by unveiling the largest box of doughnuts in a special event at New York City’s Madison Square Park and will be supporting The Salvation Army.

“We’re proud to support an organization like The Salvation Army for this special milestone,” said Maureen Sticco, Director of Entenmann’s Marketing Services in a press release. “Entenmann’s Bakery has been synonymous with fresh baked sweet goods for more than one hundred years. The 75th Annual National Donut Day is a great opportunity to share our love for donuts with all consumers.”

How will you be celebrating National Doughnut Day?