Today Is National Donut Day

Today, June 1, 2012 is National Donut Day, and to celebrate, Dunkin’ Donuts offers a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage while Krispy Kreme will give away a free donut without a necessary purchase.

Dunkin’ Donuts: 
Dunkin’ Donuts is also celebrating on Twitter, with the National Donut Day Twitter Sweepstakes. Today, followers of @DunkinDonuts on Twitter will be challenged with a half-dozen donut trivia questions about Dunkin’ Donuts’ donuts through the years. For each question, those who answer correctly and use the special hashtag #DDonut will be entered for a chance to win a $50 Dunkin’ Donuts Card. Dunkin’ Donuts will award a total of six $50 Dunkin’ Donuts Cards throughout the day. For official rules and additional information related to the National Donut Day Twitter Sweepstakes visit: http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/promotions/National_Donut_Day_Sweeps.html

Krispy Kreme:
 
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®. On Friday, June 1 stop in to any participating Krispy Kreme US shops for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary. 


On Friday, June 1, 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.

Fans can also share the National Doughnut Day fun with Krispy Kreme on Twitter @KrispyKreme #NationalDoughnutDay.

The offer is good for one free doughnut of any variety per customer on Friday, June 1 only. Visit http://KrispyKreme.com/ for store locations.

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. 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. Post your Happy 75th Birthday message on a virtual Birthday Card, interact with the Time Machine of Joy, and share your sweetest Krispy Kreme memories at www.CelebrateKrispyKreme.com.

 Dunkin’ Donuts To Open NASDAQ:
As part of the brand’s National Donut Day festivities, Dunkin’ Donuts will also ring the NASDAQ stock market Opening Bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500). Additionally, 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.

National Donut Day also coincides with today’s unveiling of Dunkin’ Donuts’ first-ever digital billboard in Times Square. The new digital billboard will not only showcase Dunkin’ Donuts latest product offerings, but will also showcase the brand’s passionate fans whose images will be broadcast high above the “Crossroads of the World” to the millions of people who travel through Times Square each day. In true Broadway fashion, acclaimed Broadway producer and director Harold Prince will join Dunkin’ Brands at NASDAQ to help launch the new billboard. Mr. Prince was invited to participate in the ceremony after writing a letter to Dunkin’ Donuts’ leadership earlier this year, encouraging the change to digital. The new digital billboard will also promote Prince’s play “Prince of Broadway, The Musical of a Lifetime” which will hit Broadway in 2013.

 “National Donut Day is an important holiday to Dunkin’ Donuts, and is a perfect opportunity to connect with our loyal donut fans,” said John Costello, Chief Global Marketing and Innovation Officer at Dunkin’ Brands.  “As the donut leader we are excited to celebrate with our guests in as many ways possible, whether it is in our restaurants with a free donut with a purchase of a beverage, online with chances to win Dunkin’ Donuts Cards on Twitter, or in Times Square with the reveal of our new digital billboard,” he said.

National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. Dunkin’ Donuts has led the donut category for more than 60 years, selling approximately 2.1 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats combined globally per year. Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the United States offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed and Chocolate Frosted. 

To find a participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant in Brevard County near you, visit https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/store/Search.aspx.