National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. According to John Costello, Chief Global Marketing & Innovation Officer at Dunkin’ Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts wants to make it easy and affordable for people to celebrate National Donut Day. “As the donut leader, we know first-hand how donuts, perhaps more than any other treat, bring smiles to people’s faces and make everyday moments at home, work and at play a little sweeter. To commemorate this occasion and celebrate this classic treat, we invite everyone to visit Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants on June 3 to enjoy a free donut with a beverage purchase,” he said.
Dunkin’ Donuts has led the donut category for more than 60 years, selling 5.3 million donuts and Munchkins® donut hole treats every day. Dunkin’ Donuts throughout the United States offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed and Chocolate Frosted. As the brand has expanded into new markets throughout the world, Dunkin’ Donuts has extended its donut leadership and innovation by introducing new varieties created specifically to appeal to local tastes. For example, Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Asia currently offer Pork Floss Donuts, yeast donuts topped with dried pork and often paired with dry seaweed topping, as well as Mochi Rings, which are cake donuts indigenous to the region.