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Claim: Krispy Kreme outlets will be giving away free doughnuts on
Origins: Yay! Free doughnuts!
In conjunction with National Doughnut Day on
According to a company press release:
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise much-needed funds during the Great Depression and to honor the work of WorldKrispy Kreme was founded in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, in 1937 and now operates more than
"National Doughnut Day is a perfect time for us to give a little something back to our loyal customers throughout the country," said Stan Parker, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Krispy Kreme. "It's also a great opportunity to build awareness and acknowledge the continued good work of the Salvation Army."
Last updated: 1 June 2005
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