Did you know that the first Friday in June is National Doughnut Day?
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts celebrates National Doughnut Day the best way – your way. On Friday, June 2, customers may select one free doughnut from the entire menu – any doughnut, all day long at the following shop locations throughout Central Florida:
Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach – Open 24 Hours
980 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Krispy Kreme Winter Park – Drive thru Open 24 Hours
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL 32789
Krispy Kreme Millenia – Open 24 Hours
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
Krispy Kreme Kissimmee – Open 24 Hours
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746
Krispy Kreme Melbourne – Drive thru Open 24 Hours
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
Guests can select from dozens of Krispy Kreme varieties such as the classic, mouthwatering Original Glazed® doughnut or specialty flavors like the Chocolate Iced Kreme™ Filled Doughnut or Strawberry Iced Doughnut. Visit Krispy Kreme’s Facebook and Twitter pages for interactive fun to choose your favorite doughnut on #NationalDoughnutDay.
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.
“National Doughnut Day has become a true American tradition, but many don’t realize the historical significance of the day. The partnership with The Salvation Army and Krispy Kreme brings greater visibility to the importance of the day and the idea of helping those who may have fallen on hard times,” said Major Ted Morris, Orlando Area Commander. “With Krispy Kreme’s generous offer of a free doughnut, we hope everyone will extend that generosity by giving back to support their local community.”