Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop celebrates National Donut Day with free donut

Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop celebrates National Donut Day with free donut

In celebration of National Donut Day, Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop is offering a free donut with any purchase to guests on June 6-National Donut Day.

U.S. guests who visit participating Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop restaurants and say “Happy National Donut Day” will receive the promotional offer. This is the fifth year the bakery cafe chain is participating in National Donut Day celebrations.

“National Donut Day is a celebration that is close to our heritage as it pays homage to one of our key baked goods,” said Mike Meilleur, executive vice president, Tim Hortons U.S. “A tasty free donut with purchase is our way to treat loyal guests and welcome new fans to the brand.”

When Tim Hortons restaurants first opened 50 years ago, the brand offered only two products – coffee and donuts. While Tim Hortons has been updating its menu over the decades to suit guests’ evolving preferences, it is still known and loved today for its wide variety of trademark donuts and bite-sized TimbitsĀ®. The chain’s bestselling donut in the United States is the Boston Cream.

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 panini, wraps, hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark donuts. As of March 30, 2014, Tim Hortons had 870 restaurants in the United States and 4,524 restaurants systemwide.