Today is National Donut Day, and Dunkin' Donuts is inviting people to enjoy the holiday in a delicious way, with a special free donut offer. All day today, June 5th, participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants are offering guests a free donut* (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. Dunkin' Donuts is making this offer available in its restaurants all around the world, recognizing the joy and delight that donuts bring to people across the globe.

For this year's National Donut Day celebration, people can enjoy new donut varieties featuring the flavor of Chips Ahoy!® cookies, as Dunkin' Donuts this week unveiled the Chips Ahoy!® Creme Donut and the Chips Ahoy!® Crunch Donut. The Chips Ahoy!® Creme Donut is a yeast shell filled with cookie dough flavored buttercreme and the Chips Ahoy!® Crunch Donut is a yeast ring. Both are frosted with chocolate icing and dipped in crumbled Chips Ahoy!® cookies. For perfect beverages to accompany these new donut treats, Dunkin' Donuts is now serving iced coffees featuring the flavors of OREO® or Chips Ahoy!® cookies, as well as OREO® and Chips Ahoy!® Coolatta® Frozen Beverages, which include real cookie mix-ins in every sip. All are available at participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants nationwide throughout the summer season.

"We look forward to National Donut Day each year as a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the many ways donuts can make any moment a little sweeter," said Chris Fuqua, Vice President, Dunkin' Donuts Brand Marketing & Global Consumer Insights & Product Innovation. "We are proud to help our guests all around the world enjoy the holiday in what we believe is the best way possible, with a free donut at Dunkin' Donuts with the purchase of any beverage."

National Donut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June. Dunkin' Donuts has been serving guests signature donuts for 65 years. As the #1 retailer of donuts in America, the company sells 2.8 billion donuts and MUNCHKINS® donut hole treats annually worldwide. Within the United States, Dunkin' Donuts offers more than 70 varieties of donuts, including beloved flavors such as Boston Kreme, Glazed, Chocolate Glazed Cake and Chocolate Frosted.

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* Excludes Croissant Donuts and Cheesecake Squares

About Dunkin' Donuts

Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for nine years running. The company has more than 11,300 restaurants in 37 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin' Donuts is part of the Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.