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It’s Daylight Saving Time, go grab a free doughnut

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Mint Oreo Donut

By Peter Covino

A&E Editor

I guess when it comes to eating a doughnut, there is always a cause for celebration.

You can celebrate the return of Daylight Savings Time at Krispy Kreme Sunday and pick up a free original glazed doughnut. One great thing about this Daylight Savings Time offer: you don’t have to change its batteries or move it ahead an hour. Just pick one up and enjoy.

There are three Krispy Kreme locations in the area, including the one in Kissimmee (5310 W. U.S. Highway 192) and at Millenia (4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando). Both locations are open 24 hours. There is a third Krispy Kreme in Winter Park at 1031 S. Orlando Ave.

There is more doughnut fun at Dunkin’ Donuts (ever notice that Krispy Kreme sells doughnuts and Dunkin’ sells donuts? Awfully confusing) with green doughnuts on tap this week. No, it’s not a moldy doughnut, but one all decked out for St. Patrick’s Day.

The Dunkin’ Donuts March menu includes Irish Crème and new Mocha Irish Crème Coffees and Lattes, new Lucky Mint Coolatta, two new mint OREO doughnuts and more.

From the press release description (I can’t vouch for any embellishment since I haven’t tried any of the March additions):

Dunkin’ Donuts’ new Mocha Irish Crème Coffee features the smooth, velvety taste of Irish crème blended with a rich chocolate flavor in Dunkin’ Donuts famous coffee.  Irish Crème and Mocha Irish Crème Coffees and Lattes are available hot and iced. Dunkin’ Donuts lattes are made with high-quality, Fair Trade Certified coffee beans.

Dunkin’ Donuts is also offering guests many mint menu items for March. For an especially cool way to enjoy the month, Dunkin’ Donuts now serves the new Lucky Mint Coolatta, the brand’s popular frozen beverage with the fun, refreshing flavor of mint. Coffee lovers can also bring home Dunkin’ Donuts’ Peppermint Mocha K-Cup packs for use with the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System for the special price of $5.99.  This offer begins on March 9 and is available while supplies last at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

For a sweet treat this St. Patrick’s Day, Dunkin’ Donuts has the new Mint OREO Donut, featuring a yeast ring frosted with pastel green icing and crumbled mint OREO cookies, as well as the new Mint OREO Creme Donut, featuring a vanilla flavored buttercreme-filled yeast shell frosted with pastel green icing and crumbled mint OREO. Finally, mint returns to Dunkin’ Donuts’ lineup of delicious, smooth and creamy hot chocolate flavors.  Guests can once again enjoy Mint Hot Chocolate, which puts a spin on the classic Hot Chocolate with a cool, invigorating minty flavor.

Dunkin’ Donuts guests looking to share the green with friends and loved ones for the holiday can purchase new St. Patrick’s Day virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Cards, available in several fun designs. Dunkin’ Donuts Cards can be sent via email, text or Facebook through the mGift feature on the Dunkin’ Donuts Mobile App, available for both iPhone and Android smartphones. With the mGift feature, users can send a variety of virtual Dunkin’ Donuts Cards, which can be redeemed directly from a mobile phone at participating U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts locations. All Dunkin’ Donuts mGifts can also be added directly to the Dunkin’ App, reloaded right from the phone, and used as a fast, convenient way to pay.

To learn more about Dunkin’ Donuts, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com or follow  on Facebook (www.facebook.com/DunkinDonuts) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/DunkinDonuts).

They didn’t serve doughnuts the last time I was there (and hopefully never green-dyed chicken wings), but Ker’s Winghouse is also getting in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with the “Get Lucky at Ker’s Winghouse Contest.”

On St. Patrick’s Day (Monday, March 17), two clovers will be hidden inside the dining room of each WingHouse restaurant.  The first of the two clovers will be hidden during lunch, and the second clover will be hidden during dinner dining hours.  The lucky customers who find the hidden clover(s) will win a  year of free boneless wings (one order of boneless wings per month for 12 months).

There are several Ker’s Winghouse locations in Central Florida (23 statewide), including a Winghouse in Kissimmee off of U.S. Highway 192.

All WingHouse restaurants are open for lunch and dinner and feature full-service bars with a wide selection of liquor cocktails and major domestic, imported, and specialty beers. Signature items include our “Naked” Chicken Wings: skinless drummettes marinated, baked, and tossed in one of our award winning wing sauces, and the  Dallas Burger: two juicy 8 oz. BBQ burgers topped with bacon.

For more information, visit www.winghouse.com.

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