Fans enjoy a doughnut of their choice, no purchase necessary, all day long
ORLANDO, Fla. (May 25, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will spread joy on National Doughnut Day, June 1, by again giving customers the opportunity to select one free doughnut from the entire menu – no purchase necessary – at all shops throughout Central Florida.
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – East
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL 34746
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
980 W Intl. Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Customers can select one doughnut from the dozens of Krispy Kreme varieties, such as the iconic Original Glazed® Doughnut, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles, or Glazed Raspberry Filled Doughnut, or take advantage of the last chance to enjoy the NUTTER BUTTER® Cookie Twist Doughnut, CHIPS AHOY!® Doughnut, or OREO® Cookies and Kreme™ Doughnut, while supplies last.
With so many Krispy Kreme doughnuts to choose from, how will you pick your favorite? Show how you’re celebrating National Doughnut Day and flaunt your favorite doughnut by using #NationalDoughnutDay and tagging @krispykreme on social June 1.
Visit www.KrispyKreme.com/NDD to find a participating shop near you.
National Doughnut Day is much more than a sweet promotion, the celebration honors a rich history of community partnership. Held annually on the first Friday of June, Doughnut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Lassies,” who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. The “Doughnut Lassies” are often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.
The Salvation Army celebrated the first National Doughnut Day in Chicago in 1938 to help raise funds during the Great Depression and commemorate the work of the “Doughnut Lassies.” The doughnut now serves as a symbol of all the social services The Salvation Army provides to those in need. The Salvation Army still serves doughnuts, in addition to warm meals and hydration, to those in need during times of disaster.
Additional facts about the history of National Doughnut Day and the Salvation Army include:
– Approximately 250 Salvation Army volunteers provided assistance to American soldiers in France starting in 1917 during WWI.
– With limited resources, these treats were fried, only seven at a time. The Salvation Army’s Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance cleverly thought of frying donuts in soldiers’ helmets.
– Last year, 30 million Americans received assistance from The Salvation Army’s 3,500 officers, 63,000 employees and 3.3 million volunteers.