ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme are celebrating National Doughnut Day June 1, 2012 as they have done before. Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme tell news that they will honor the annual celebration by giving back to the consumer, across the United States. National Doughnut Day was created in 1938 by the Salvation Army. The annual celebration celebrates women who handed out doughnuts to soldiers in WWI.
While Friday marks the annual tradition, Krispy Kreme tells news that it is proud to continue its tradition of serving customers. “This year marks 75 years of sharing delicious tastes, and creating fond memories and shared special moments through the joy that is Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts.” The company adds “In celebration of 75 years of love for its one-of-a-kind doughnuts, including the world-famous Original Glazed® doughnut- Krispy Kreme is inviting its fans around the globe to join the celebration.”
On Friday, the company will “pay homage” to the annual celebration at various locations across the U.S. In a news statement the company indicates “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 participating Krispy Kreme US locations.” Unlike its competitions, Krispy Kreme tell news “No purchase [is] necessary” for today’s celebration.
Dunkin’ Donuts, however, tells news that you will have to make a purchase to partake in their celebration. In a news statement, Dunkin’ says consumer will get a “delicious, free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage.” Also today, “in honor of the holiday, NASDAQ will unofficially change its name to “NASDDAQ” for the day, incorporating Dunkin’ Donuts’ iconic pink and orange D’s into the NASDAQ logo while changing the “Q” to include a donut.”