Krispy Kreme to Celebrate 86 Years of Service with 86-Cent Doughnuts

    Industry News | July 12, 2023
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    Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 by Vernon Rudolph.

    Krispy Kreme fans will celebrate 86 years of the brand serving hot, fresh and iconic Original Glazed doughnuts this Friday, July 14, by enjoying and sharing 86-cent Original Glazed dozens with the purchase of any dozen at regular price. 

    “We love treating our fans and celebrating our birthday with them every year. It definitely has become a tradition,” says Dave Skena, Global Chief Brand Officer for Krispy Kreme. “Gifting fans a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for just 86 cents when they buy any dozen is a pretty sweet way to celebrate 86 years of delicious doughnuts.” 

    Krispy Kreme was founded in 1937 by Vernon Rudolph, who began selling doughnuts to grocery stores. Romanced by the irresistible scent of doughnut-making drifting into the streets, passersby asked if they could buy hot, fresh doughnuts. So, Rudolph cut a hole in an outside wall and began selling Original Glazed doughnuts directly to customers on the sidewalk. 

    Eighty-six years later, Krispy Kreme continues to evolve its menu with a wide range of delicious doughnut innovations while the Original Glazed doughnut remains just as melt-in-your-mouth delicious and iconic as ever, enjoyed by all generations, especially when the brand’s beloved Hot Light is on.  

    This Friday only, guests who purchase any dozen at regular price can receive an Original Glazed dozen for just 86 cents. Limit four dozen when purchased in-shop and via drive-thru and one dozen when purchased online for pickup or delivery at participating shops across the U.S. while supplies last. Use code 86YEARS to redeem online. 

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