FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 29, 2014) – Both Bennett’s Fresh Roast locations will be offering free doughnuts on Friday, June 6 to celebrate National Doughnut Day.
National Doughnut Day occurs the first Friday of June each year, succeeding the Doughnut Day event created by The Salvation Army in 1938. National Doughnut Day started as a fundraiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army to help those in need during the Great Depression and to honor The Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.
While supplies last, on Friday, June 6, Bennett’s Fresh Roast locations in downtown Fort Myers and Sanibel Island will offer a free doughnut (limit one per customer) with the purchase of any size coffee.
Bennett’s Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and being the only Southwest Florida doughnut shop offering fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans. For the past six years, the Bennett’s team has been known for unveiling delicious new doughnut concoctions from flavors including maple bacon, pumpkin spice, maple toffee crunch, s’mores and more. The shop has also become known for surprising offerings like its limited sale (which sold out) of Kopi Luwak coffee, often called “cat-poo coffee” after the prized bean from Indonesia that’s eaten by wild civets, passed through the animal’s digestive tract, and then collected and processed for brewing.
In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch doughnuts, Bennett’s also offers fresh desserts from owner Bob Grissinger’s own recipe book including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies, giving area residents an alternative for afternoon treats. Bennett’s also features packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas.
Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s ‘Chicken & Donut,’ ‘Donut Dog’ and new Lobster Roll are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Bennett’s has two locations in Southwest Florida, one in downtown Fort Myers and one on Sanibel Island. Both are open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For more information, visit www.BennettsFreshRoast.com.