Krispy Kreme Gives Away Doughnuts to 2023 Graduates

Krispy Kreme Gives Away Doughnuts to 2023 Graduates

On Wednesday, High School and College Seniors Can Pick Up a Free Dozen

Graduating high school and college students can save some dough on Wednesday. The 2023 grads can snag a free dozen of Krispy Kreme’s classic glazed doughnuts… with just one minor string attached. They must wear something attesting to their 2023 grad status: a graduation cap or gown (or both), a 2023 class ring, apparel emblazoned with their class year or a student ID.

Participating Krispy Kreme doughnut shops will do the giveaway while supplies last, so arriving early is probably a wise move. And, of course, you might be lucky enough to get ’em while they’re hot if Krispy Kreme has its lights flashing.

A Krispy Kreme Tradition

2023 is the fourth straight year that Krispy Kreme has honored graduates with free doughnuts, according to a USA Today article. And this year, there’s a little bonus – the box of melt-in-your-mouth confections is wrapped in a “Dough-ploma.”

In a statement from the doughnut franchisor, Dave Skena, Krispy Kreme’s global chief brand officer, noted that his company “started this during the Covid-19 pandemic, and we haven’t forgotten that the lives of this year’s graduates were heavily impacted by the pandemic.” Skena added that “we are thrilled to celebrate their perseverance and spirit the best way we know how: free original glazed doughnuts.” Charlotte, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme encourages the new grads to share photos of themselves and their gifts on social media using the tag @krispykreme and the hashtag #KrispyKreme.

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Mary Vinnedge is an award-winning writer who has served as editor in chief, managing editor and senior editor at national and regional publications, including SUCCESS and Design NJ magazines. A seasoned journalist, Mary covers the latest franchising news in her role as staff writer for FranchiseWire.
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