Wednesday, June 5, 2013 , Updated 12:57 p.m., June 6, 2013
Holey moly: Get free doughnuts Friday in DFW for National Doughnut Day
Did you say free?
The holey day that only comes once a year is almost here: National Doughnut Day.
To celebrate glazed O’s of goodness on Friday, June 7, Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts are handing out free doughnuts.
Dunkin’ is promising one free doughnut of choice for each beverage purchased, while supplies last and at participating locations. Krispy Kreme is promising one free doughnut of choice, no purchase necessary, and is even upping the hoopla with hashtags: #nationaldoughnutday2013 and #nationaldoughnutday.
Meanwhile, Dunkin’ wants its customers to Tweet and share on Facebook and Instagram how they will spend this “wonDDerful” “holiDDay.” Also, Dunkin’ will also introduce a new sandwich, the Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich. The sandwich has bacon and fried eggs between a split glazed doughnut and is somehow only about 360 calories, 30 calories less than their turkey sausage sandwich.
Participating D-FW Krispy Kremes include 5118 Greenville Avenue in Dallas and 2600 South Cooper Street in Arlington. Dunkin’ has locations in Dallas, Plano, Garland, Cedar Hill, Hurst, Southlake, McKinney, Carrollton, Frisco, Highland Village, and Fort Worth.
Dunkin’ has been rapidly expanding from its birth in Massachusetts. In 2012, Dunkin’ opened 291 new locations, and in 2013, they plan to open up to 360 new locations, making Dunkin’ one of the world’s fastest-growing fast food chains. They plan to open locations in Southern California in 2015.
If you need justification to eat free doughnuts, National Doughnut Day has patriotic roots. The holiday began in 1938 when the Salvation Army wanted to honor the volunteers who passed out doughnuts to soldiers fighting on the front lines of WWI.
UPDATE: Hypnotic Donuts in East Dallas is also giving out free doughnuts on Friday. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., go to Hypnotic Donuts to get a free movie pass for The Heat, an "Average Joe" (glazed) doughnut, and a small coffee, while supplies last.
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