Every now and then, I stray a bit from the normal business and marketing statistics you are used to finding here and focus a post or two on other interesting topics. With National Doughnut Day almost upon us (6/1), I figured this would be a good time to take a quick look at everyone’s favorite sweet pastry snack. Here is a quick rundown of the most interesting doughnut facts and statistics I was able to dig up. I hope you find this helpful and fun.
See also: Interesting Coffee Facts and Dunkin Donut Facts and Statistics
Doughnut Facts and Statistics
Original name of doughnuts:
“olykoeks” (oily cakes)
Earliest mention of the term “doughnut”:
Is it “doughnut” or “donut?”
Either. Both are acceptable terms, although “doughnut” is the older of the two.
Official date of National Doughnut Day in the US:
The first Friday in June
First year that National Doughnut Day was celebrated:
The largest doughnut of all time was created in Sydney in 2007.
Average number of doughnuts consumed by Americans annually:
Estimated size of the US doughnut industry:
City with the most doughnut shops per person:
Boston (I am actually writing this post in one right now!)
Please note: as with all of my stats posts, I rely on third party news and information sites for my data. The posts are aimed at aggregating the data I find most interesting and all stats are linked to their source. In other words, I strive for accuracy, but don’t guarantee anything.