Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop Celebrates National Donut Day With Free Donut Coupon

In celebration of National Donut Day, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is offering its U.S. Facebook fans and those who newly “like” its U.S. Facebook page a free donut with any purchase coupon valid on June 1—National Donut Day.

This is the third year the cafe bakery chain has participated in National Donut Day celebrations with an online coupon.

“Our beloved donuts are a significant part of the foundation of this company,” said Mike Meilleur, senior vice president of U.S. operations, Tim Hortons. “We think National Donut Day is as much of a holiday to celebrate big as any other national holiday. The Facebook coupon is our way to reward our loyal guests and introduce new fans to the brand.”

The first Tim Hortons restaurants offered only two products—coffee and donuts. The selection of donuts to enjoy was highlighted by two original Tim Hortons creations, the Apple Fritter and the Dutchie. Still known and loved today for its wide variety of trademark donuts and bite-sized Timbits, the chain’s bestselling donut in the United States is the Boston Cream.

The National Donut Day coupon is now available at www.facebook.com/TimHortonsUS , but is only valid on Friday, June 1.

National Donut Day is celebrated across the United States on the first Friday in June. The annual event originated in 1938 as a Great Depression fundraiser by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers in World War I.

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick service segment of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based beverages, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled paninis, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts.  As of April 1, 2012, Tim Hortons had 721 restaurants in the United States and 4,042 restaurants systemwide.  For more information, visit www.timhortons.com.