Donut Fans Rejoice!
Entenmann’s® Hands Out Thousands of Donuts to Celebrate National Donut Day
Islandia, N.Y., June 2, 2017 – Entenmann’s® Bakery, a division of Bimbo Bakeries USA, brightened the day of thousands of donut fans as they celebrated National Donut Day in the heart of Times Square along with the world famous Harlem Globetrotters. The donut-filled party was jam-packed with games, performances by the Globetrotters and, of course, delicious Entenmann’s® Donuts.
“Being able to celebrate donuts with our fans in the heart of New York City, where Entenmann’s® got its start 119 years ago, is truly amazing,” said Lorraine Hale, Senior Director of Marketing for Entenmann’s® Bakery, part of Bimbo Bakeries USA. “This National Donut Day celebration is a tradition we look forward to continuing for years to come.”
At the event, the brand also showcased its newest specialty line, Entenmann’s® Donut Shoppe Donuts. The new product, featuring a colorful new top iced coating and sprinkle topping, debuted at retailers in the Northeast, Metro and Midwest regions this past April.
Entenmann’s® Donuts fans who could not attend the New York event still have an opportunity to join in on the fun by entering the “Win Free Donuts for a Year” sweepstakes. Consumers can enter into the sweepstakes until July 15 the following ways:
- Post a public photo or video on Instagram, Twitter or on the Entenmann’s Facebook page using #PassShootGive and #entry
- Fill out a simple submission form via entenmanns.com/nationaldonutday or on the Entenmann's Facebook page
About Entenmann’s® Bakery
Entenmann’s history dates back over 119 years to 1898 when William Entenmann opened his first bakery in Brooklyn, New York. By the 1960s the company was selling delicious donuts throughout the New York metropolitan area; by the 1970s it began selling nationwide. Today, Entenmann’s markets over 100 different baked goods in the U.S., producing 780 million donuts a year – one of which is the #1-best-selling classic Entenmann’s Rich Frosted Donut introduced in 1973.
About Bimbo® Bakeries USA
Bimbo Bakeries USA (BBU), headquartered in Horsham, PA, is the nation’s leading baking company providing the highest quality baked goods at a great value to customers and consumers. This includes well-known brand Entenmann’s®, producer of top quality donuts and cakes since 1898. Our team of 22,000 U.S. associates operates more than 60 manufacturing locations in the United States. Over 11,000 distribution routes deliver our leading brands such as Arnold®, Bimbo®, Boboli®, Brownberry®, Entenmann's®, Freihofer's®, Heiner's™, Marinela®, Mrs Baird's®, Nature's Harvest®, Oroweat®, Sara Lee®, Stroehmann®, Thomas'®, and Tia Rosa®. BBU is owned by Mexico'sGrupo Bimbo, S.A.B de C.V., the world's largest baking company with operations in 22 countries.
About The Harlem Globetrotters®
The Harlem Globetrotters® are legendary worldwide, synonymous with one-of-a-kind family entertainment and great basketball skills for the past 90 years. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans – among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents – over nine thrilling decades. The American Red Cross is the official charity of the Harlem Globetrotters. Sponsored by Entenmann’s Donuts®, Ticket Galaxy and Baden Sports, Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Enterprises, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, follow us on Twitter @Globies.