Happy 77th Birthday to the Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut

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Krispy Kreme DoughnutsHappy 77th Birthday to the Original Glazed Krispy Kreme Doughnut

Today, Friday, July 11th, Krispy Kreme will celebrate the 77th birthday of its Original Glazed Doughnut.  To celebrate, all Krispy Kreme shops will be offering an unbelievable birthday discount: Buy One Dozen Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Get a Second Dozen for $0.77!

Join Krispy Kreme in a celebration of all things original. Follow Krispy Kreme on Twitter or Instagram and share a pic or a tweet about the #KKOriginalMoment when you first discovered the joy of Krispy Kreme for a chance at a sweet surprise. Follow the birthday fun as we collect worldwide wishes, KrispyKreme.com/OriginalBirthday.

Fun facts about Doughnuts:

  • Doughnuts trace their history to Dutch “fried cakes,” which were brought to America by early Dutch settlers.  The cakes had nuts embedded in their centers, and early Americans combined “dough” and “nut” to make the word “doughnut.”
  • The hole in the center of the doughnut is credited to a young boy named Hanson Gregory, who, in 1847, suggested to his mother that she put a hole in the middle of her “fried cakes” to ensure the cake was fully cooked in the middle.  Smart boy!  😉

  • In the U.S. alone, more than 10 billion donuts are made every year; Krispy Kreme stores can produce more than 3 million doughnuts per day.

  • The largest donut ever made was an American-style jelly donut weighing 1.7 tons, which was 16 feet in diameter and 16 inches high in the center.  Umm, No Thank You!  

  • Krispy Kreme can produce enough doughnuts in a week to make a line of doughnuts from NYC to LA.  Have you ever watched that little automated factory that almost completely runs itself?  I’m in my 40s and still fascinated to watch them cook!
  • Krispy Kreme can produce a stack of doughnuts as tall as the Empire State Building in 22 seconds.  WOW!  Just WOW!
  • Krispy Kreme uses enough chocolate each year to fill nearly five Olympic-sized swimming pools.  Hmm, maybe I would swim a little more in one of THOSE pools!  😉

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