Celebrate Doughnut Day!

Claim:   Krispy Kreme outlets will be giving away free doughnuts on 3 June 2005.

Status:   True.

Origins:   Yay! Free doughnuts!

In conjunction with National Doughnut Day on June 3 (June 7 in Southern California), participating Krispy Kreme stores throughout the U.S. will be celebrating by offering customers a free doughnut of their choice.

According to a company press release:
National Donut Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts for thousands of soldiers. National Doughnut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June.

"National Doughnut Day is a perfect time for us to give a little something back to our loyal customers throughout the country," said Stan Parker, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Krispy Kreme. "It's also a great opportunity to build awareness and acknowledge the continued good work of the Salvation Army."
Krispy Kreme was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1937 and now operates more than 380 retail outlets selling premium quality doughnuts in 45 U.S. states, Canada, Australia, Mexico, the Republic of South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

Last updated:   1 June 2005

  Sources Sources:
    Krispy Kreme Press Release.   "Krispy Kreme Celebrates Doughnut Day."
    1 June 2005.