Thorntons Celebrates National Donut Day

Stores to offer free doughnut with beverage purchase on June 3.

Thorntons is participating with “National Donut Day” by offering a free doughnut with any coffee, cappuccino, hot chocolate, fountain or fresh brewed tea purchase.

The promotion is taking place today, Friday, June 3, at all 42 Louisville and southern Indiana store locations until 6 p.m.

“We are excited to participate in the National Donut Day promotion, and allow our customers to select the doughnut of their choice with any beverage purchase,” stated Matt Thornton, CEO and president of Thorntons Inc., which operates 163 gasoline and convenience stores, car washes and travel plazas in five states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee.

National Donut Day first began in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army. The goal was to help those less fortunate during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served donuts to soldiers. National Donut Day is held every year on the first Friday in June.

Dunkin’ Donuts today also is offering a free doughnut with beverage purchase in celebration of National Donut Day.

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