It is a very rainy day today in Santa Ana – a perfect day for coffee and donuts. As luck would have it today is the “Day of the Dozens” and Krispy Kreme is celebrating by offering a coupon for one dozen free glazed donuts, when you buy a dozen, at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations.
Why is it the Day of the Dozens? Because it is December 12, or 12-12!
There aren’t any Krispy Kreme donut locations in Santa Ana but there is one nearby, in Orange, at The Outlets, at 330 City Drive South. Get your coupon here or print the one atop this post.
Note – each Krispy Kreme glazed donut has 10 grams of sugar and 190 calories. So eat in moderation. But know that there are 12 other foods with more sugar than these delicious donuts, including some Naked juices, Yoplait Yogurt, and a
Nature Valley Chewy Trail Mix Fruit & Nut Granola Bar!
About Krispy Kreme
In 1933, 18-year-old Vernon Rudolph began working for his uncle, Ishmael Armstrong, who owned a small general store in Paducah, Kentucky that sold a wide variety of goods, including its very popular doughnuts. While the exact origin of the doughnut recipe remains partially a mystery, it is believed that Ishmael Armstrong was inspired by an Ohio River barge cook named Joseph LeBeouf who was famous for his light and fluffy doughnuts.
The store struggled during the Great Depression, so in 1934 Vernon and Ishmael decided to move to the larger city of Nashville, Tennessee where they hoped business would be better. The uncle and nephew focused solely on selling their doughnuts and opened “The Krispy Kreme Doughnut Company” in a rented store on Gallatin Road.  The shop did so well that Vernon’s father, Plumie, also left Kentucky and moved to Nashville to help sell doughnuts.
In 1937, Vernon Rudolph opened his own store, deciding on Winston-Salem, North Carolina for the location when he learned that his favorite cigarette company, Camel Cigarettes, was headquartered in the small North Carolina city. Rudolph primarily sold to convenience stores, however, he also sold hot doughnuts to individual customers who came during production time between midnight and 4am. The first store in North Carolina was located in a rented building on South Main Street in Winston-Salem in what is now called historic Old Salem. The Krispy Kreme logo was designed by Benny Dinkins, a local architect. The first Krispy Kreme bakery outside the South opened in Akron, Ohio, in 1939.
Expansion occurred in the 1950s, including an early store in Savannah, Georgia. By the 1960s, Krispy Kreme was known throughout the Southeast, and it began to expand into other areas. In 1976, Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of Beatrice Foods of Chicago, Illinois. The headquarters for Krispy Kreme remained in Winston-Salem.
A group of franchisees purchased the corporation back from Beatrice Foods in 1982.
(Source – Wikipedia)