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Duck Donuts® Makes National Donut Day Sweet with Free Donut Offer, New Retail Item and Chance to Win a Free Dozen

Guests Can Enjoy a Free Cinnamon Sugar Donut In-Store on Friday, June 3, No Purchase Necessary

Participating Shops Stock Retail Shelves with Limited-Supply Mascot Plush

Brand Invites Guests to Share in the Excitement of National Donut Day with Photo Sweepstakes

MECHANICSBURG, PA (May 26, 2022) – Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made to Order!®donuts, announced today its celebrating National Donut Day in the sweetest way – with free donuts! On Friday, June 3, every guest will receive one cinnamon sugar donut, in-store only, no purchase necessary.

At participating shops, while supplies last, retail shelves will be stocked with its first-ever plush item – the brand’s iconic mascot, Ollie. From visor down to his recognizable striped swimsuit, the cuddly plush is a replica of the loveable duck found in the company’s logo and donut boxes.

“National Donut Day is here, and this year we’re offering our guests and loyal fans plenty of ways to celebrate alongside us,” said Betsy Hamm, Duck Donuts CEO. “From free donuts to the launch of our new Ollie plush, and a social media photo contest, there’s no doubt we’ll be sprinkling happiness and delivering smiles across the country on June 3.”

To generate excitement around the sweetest holiday of the year, Duck Donuts is inviting guests to participate in its Photo Sweepstakes.* Five lucky ducks will be selected to win a free dozen donuts. Here’s how to enter:

  • Follow @duckdonuts on Instagram
  • Post the most creative, crave-able and beautiful-looking donut photos June 2-5
  • Tag @duckdonuts and use #MyDuckDonuts in the caption

National Donut Day, which is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June, was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts, known as “doughnut lassies,” to soldiers during World War I.

Duck Donuts specializes in warm, delicious, and made-to-order donuts. Customers can create their own donut combination by choosing from a variety of coatings, toppings, and drizzles, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with bacon. The family-friendly stores offer a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made. Duck Donuts also sells hot and Cold Brew coffee, espresso, donut breakfast sandwiches, donut sundaes, milkshakes and offers convenient online ordering in many locations. To learn more about local promotions or locate the nearest Duck Donuts, visit


Duck Donuts opened its first locations in 2007 in the beach resort towns of Duck and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina with the intention to create an oasis for vacationers to enjoy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts. Headquartered in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the company began franchising in 2013, and prides itself on sprinkling happiness to its guests through its unique in-store experience, exceptional guest service and a duckzillion donut combinations. As one of the fastest-growing donut franchise companies, Duck Donuts has more than 100 locally owned and operated shops across 22 states and two international locations in Burlington, Ontario and Riyadh, KSA. For more information, visit