Did you know that today is a holiday? Today is National Doughnut Day.
In honor of the occasion, Krispy Kreme is giving away free doughnuts to all customers.
The company says, "no purchase is necessary" and all participating stores will offer "one doughnut per customer."
What they call "Freeday" is part of a trend of companies giving away free stuff in hopes of getting some buzz online.
In honor of the holiday, we did an email interview with the Executive Chef at Krispy Kreme, Ron Rupocinski:
allDay: Why did you decide to have free doughnut day?
Chef Ron: Krispy Kreme has been celebrating National Doughnut Day for about one decade. This day ties in nicely with Krispy Kreme, especially since we're known for our melt-in-your-mouth doughnuts, particular the signature hot Original Glazed® doughnut. We wanted to show our appreciation to our customers and this annual observance by giving our guests one free doughnut of their choosing. This is another way for Krispy Kreme to say “Thank you” to our incredibly loyal customers across the country.
allDay: Do people have a choice of what kind of free doughnut?
Chef Ron: Of course! Customers who visit participating Krispy Kreme locations on Friday, June 5 can choose from any of our more than 15 delicious varieties of doughnuts for their one free treat. While there, I also encourage customers to try additional menu items, including one of our thirst-quenching iced beverages.
allDay: What is the most popular kind of doughnut?
Chef Ron: Hands down, Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnut is our signature Original Glazed doughnut, which also happens to be my personal favorite. And now, you can also get the Original Glazed doughnut as a mini doughnut, which is about half the size of a traditional doughnut. And while our seasonal varieties, like this summer’s Fresh and Fruity doughnuts, are always a hit, for me when the “Hot Now” sign is on, it is nearly impossible to resist a hot, fresh Original Glazed doughnut!