In an effort to boost public relations and lure new patrons, it’s the battle of the doughnut (or donut) chains tomorrow when both Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme offer the tasty treats free to mark National Doughnut Day, notes Grumpy Editor.
Dunkin’ Donuts, in keeping the observance’s name compatible with its corporate title, calls it National Donut Day.
Krispy Kreme labels the occasion National Doughnut Day.
A free doughnut (oops, donut) at Dunkin’ Donuts will require purchase of a drink.
No purchase will be necessary at Krispy Kreme.
National Doughnut Day got its start in 1938 as a Salvation Army fund raiser to honor ladies of World War I who baked goods for the front lines.
That was one year after the founding of Krispy Kreme, headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Dunkin’ Donuts, based in Canton, Mass., was established in 1950.
"Donuts have a special place in our country's history and culture, creating moments of genuine delight and bringing people together at home, work and at play," beams John Costello, chief global customer and marketing officer at Dunkin' Brands, Inc., which oversees the donut chain franchise.
Remember, doughnuts/donuts are free while supplies last.