Krispy Kreme giving away free doughnuts April Fools' Day


HOUSTON – You didn't read that headline wrong. And no, this isn't an April Fools' prank.

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announced Wednesday morning it will be handing out free original glazed doughnuts April 1 to those who ask as part of The Doughnut Harvest.

The promotion isn't to be confused with the bakery's famous practice of handing out free fresh doughnuts when the "Hot Light" is on at select stores.

The company said on Facebook all Texas locations are participating, including the only Krispy Kreme in Houston, which is located at 8611 Westheimer Road. According to the Krispy Kreme website, the only Texas city not participating in the promotion is Lubbock.

If you're out-of-state, a list of stores that are not participating in the offer is available online.
Although the promotion isn't a part of a hilarious April Fools' Day ploy, the reasoning does come with a bit of humor.

Krispy Kreme said it is celebrating The Doughnut Harvest following a year of "hundreds of thousands of bushels of doughnettes — each one carefully nurtured from a doughnut seedling, then individually selected by our master doughnut growers at the peak of freshness—which are then brought into our shops for final glazing or hand-decorating."

No matter the reason, it's Friday! Go and enjoy a free doughnut.

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