Canton, Mass. (June 3, 2011) – Happy National Donut Day from Dunkin’ Donuts! As people today celebrate their “hole-hearted” love of donuts, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee, donuts and baked goods, is helping everyone mark the occasion in a very sweet way, with a delicious, free donut. Today, June 3, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide will offer guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of a beverage (excluding bottled cooler beverages).
Dunkin’ Donuts is bringing its National Donut Day celebration to Twitter as well. Today, brand followers of @DunkinDonuts on Twitter will have the chance to guess the correct answer to a half-dozen questions about Dunkin’ Donuts’ innovative donut varieties served in select countries around the world. Anyone who offers a correct guess, using the hashtag #DDonut, is eligible for a chance to win a $50 Dunkin’ Donuts Card*. Dunkin’ Donuts will ask a total of six questions throughout National Donut Day, with one $50 Dunkin’ Donuts Card awarded per question to an eligible contestant who will be selected randomly.
For full details and information about Dunkin’ Donuts’ National Donut Day celebration, people are invited to visit the brand’s official National Donut Day event page on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152886148115472.
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 everyone to participate in this fun holiday. “National Donut Day is the perfect day to recognize the happiness donuts bring to people’s lives year-round. As the donut leader we invite our guests to celebrate the occasion in our restaurants with a free donut with a purchase of a beverage, as well as online with chances to win Dunkin’ Donuts Cards on Twitter,” 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.
To find a participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurant near you, visit https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/store/Search.aspx. To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).
*For additional terms and conditions related to Dunkin’ Donuts’ #DDonut contest, please visit: http://www.dunkindonuts.com/content/dunkindonuts/en/promotions/socialrules.html.

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