In celebration of National Doughnut Day (which is today, June 1), participating Krispy Kremes will be giving customers a free doughnut of their choice. National Doughnut Day was originally created back in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army in order to raise funds for the Great Depression, as well as to honor the WWI Salvation Army volunteers who prepped doughnuts for soldiers. It's celebrated every year on the first Friday of 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."
So go out there and help them build awareness by eating free doughnuts!
And sorry I didn't let you in on it earlier, I just found out myself!
Source: PR Newswire