Canton, Mass. (May 26, 2010) – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, is making National Donut Day a little sweeter with a special free nationwide donut offer to help people celebrate the joy and fun of donuts. On June 4, 2010, participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide will offer every guest a free donut of their choice, with the purchase of any beverage, limit one per customer.
Also on National Donut Day, Dunkin' Donuts will announce the winner of its second annual "Create Dunkin's Next Donut" contest. From nearly 90,000 donut creations submitted online, a dozen finalists traveled to Dunkin’ Donuts University in Braintree, Massachusetts earlier this month to compete in a bake-off competition before Dunkin’ Donuts’ culinary team and company leaders. One of the 12 finalists will win a $12,000 grand prize and have their winning donut sold in participating Dunkin' Donuts restaurants throughout the country.
National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year, was founded by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers in World War I. According to John Costello, Chief Global Customer and Marketing Officer at Dunkin’ Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts is making it easy and affordable for people to enjoy this event. “Donuts have a special place in our country’s history and culture, creating moments of genuine delight and bringing people together at home, work and at play,” he said. “To celebrate this American classic snack, we invite everyone to visit Dunkin’ Donuts on National Donut Day to enjoy a free donut with any beverage purchase."
Dunkin' Donuts has led the donut category for 60 years, selling 2.5 million donuts and Munchkins® donut hole treats every day. To find a participating restaurant near you, visit https://www.dunkindonuts.com/aboutus/store/Search.aspx.
Founded in 1950, Dunkin' Donuts is America's favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin' Donuts is a market leader in the regular/decaf coffee, iced coffee, hot flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories, and the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world. Dunkin' Donuts has earned the No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for four years running. The company has more than 9,000 restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. In 2009, Dunkin' Donuts' global system-wide sales more than $5.6 billion. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.