The 94th Annual 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off on Thursday, November 28, at 8:30 a.m. with a half hour preview show followed by three hours of parade action.
Action News’ Rick Williams and Cecily Tynan will co-host the broadcast, with Karen Rogers and Adam Joseph LIVE along the parade route.
Philadelphia Phillies’ first baseman, Ryan Howard, is making his second 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance this year.
Returning for his 6th Philly parade appearance is Good Morning America’s Sam Champion. New this year, Actor/Comedian Cedric The Entertainer of Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
Chad Duell and Kristen Alderson of ABC’s General Hospital, join the parade team again this year for the 2013 star-studded lineup.
The 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade is known for having “something for everyone” with 14 balloons, 15 floats 17 marching bands from across our nation, and fan favorites from stage and screen.
The 94th Annual 6abc Dunkin’ Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off on November 28 with a half hour preview show followed by three hours of parade action
Music performances include, Radio Disney’s Coco Jones with Holidays Unwrapped’, the cast of Jersey Boys, Debbie Gibson, Jay Sean, Regina Belle, Danielle Bradbery from The Voice, American Idol runner up, Elliott Yamin and Pretty Poison’s Jade Starling.
Additional entertainment will include, Jerry Blavat, Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns, and the cast of Elf.
In attendance especially for young parade-goers will be Walt Disney World’s Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse. Also included will be a special performance from the Sesame Place characters including Elmo, Zoe, Ernie, Bert, Count, Cookie Monster, Grover, Murray, Rosita and Abby. Plus, a parade tradition continues as we feature a special appearance by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.
Additional appearances include the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders, Miss America 2008, Kirsten Haglund, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 – Leah Sykes, Miss New Jersey, Miss Delaware, Miss Pennsylvania, Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Delaware’s Outstanding Teen, Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen and The Pennsbury High School Marching Band.
This year’s telecast will feature behind-the-scenes videos and interactive opportunities for viewers. Viewers both in and out of the Philadelphia television market can get a unique viewing experience on 6abc.com, with two live camera options. The first camera will offer a birds-eye view of the entire parade. The second camera will follow Meteorologist Adam Joseph as he traverses the Parkway with the Dunkin’ Donuts Fan Cam. The “Parade Fan Cam” can be seen starting at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning on 6abc.com. There, Adam Joseph will be LIVE, giving viewers a unique view of the parade, while uploading photos and chatting with viewers via Twitter and Facebook.
Philadelphia’s most time-honored event is the longest running Thanksgiving Day parade in America.
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New York City food phenomenon cronut is now taking over Asia.
South Koreans are the latest to catch the cronut-bug with incarnations of Dominique Ansel’s original rings of deep-fried croissant dough being sold at Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Soeul.
Dunkin’ Donuts South Korea is calling their versions of the crispy layered pastries “New York Pie Donuts”.
The donuts are being sold at shops in Seoul, and have even inspired their own epically-long lines at the upscale Gangnam neighborhood branch.
According to Quartz, commenters on the store’s Facebook page have even said that customers are only allowed two – the same ration New Yorkers get when they stand in the early morning lines at Dominique Ansel’s Bakery in SoHo.
South Koreans are the latest to catch the cronut-bug with incarnations of Dominique Ansel’s original rings of deep-fried croissant dough being sold at Dunkin’ Donuts franchises in Soeul
Dunkin’ Donuts has over 3,000 stores in 30 countries outside the U.S. Their shops in the Philippines also started selling versions of the cronut. Their “Donut Croissant” come in flavors such as Apple Cinnamon and Choco Almond. The donut chain doesn’t have plans to launch a version of the cronut in the U.S. yet, according to Quartz.
Since Dominique Ansel copyrighted the named “cronut” in May, copycats in the U.S. have had to come up with their own names – like “doissants” and “croughnuts” – for their pastries or face cease and desist letters.
In June, Dominique Ansel’s Bakery posted a message on their Facebook page explaining their need to copyright the name, while at the same time taking no credit for inventing the pastry.
“Our desire to protect the name is not an attempt to claim or take credit for all cooking methods associated with the recipe or all croissant and doughnut products in general,” the statement said.
“Instead, it offers the bakery and Chef protection against un-granted affiliations with the bakery or confusion from customers.”
However, that hasn’t stopped bakeries all over Asia, trying their best to create their own flaky bite of heaven.
A list on Buzzfeed includes bakeries in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Japan peddling their versions of the donut.
National Doughnut Day is celebrated on June 7 in the U.S. after the Salvation Army established this sweet holiday in 1938 to raise funds during the Great Depression and honor the “lassies”.
They called the female volunteers, who supported the soldiers on the front lines during World War I, serving them delicious meals, and of course, doughnuts. Approximately 250 “lassies” provided assistance to American soldiers in France in 1917.
In 2013, many national chains and smaller shops are offering free doughnuts to celebrate the day.
Krispy Kreme will be giving away a free doughnut of any variety to every customer at participating locations, while supplies last. No purchase necessary.
At Dunkin’ Donuts, customers will receive a free doughnut with any beverage purchase. The chain’s much-buzzed about Glazed Donut Breakfast Sandwich also makes its debut on the permanent menu at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants today. The 360-calorie sandwich features bacon and a pepper fried egg on a glazed yeast ring donut.
National Doughnut Day is celebrated on June 7 in the U.S. after the Salvation Army established this sweet holiday in 1938 to raise funds during the Great Depression
The chain is offering a free doughnut with any purchase on Friday, but be sure to print this Facebook coupon and bring it with you to redeem the deal.
LaMar’s is giving away one free doughnut per person with no purchase necessary. Plus, a portion of this week’s sales are being donated to The Salvation Army to the Oklahoma tornado relief effort. (Eat well and do good!)
For the third year in a row, Entenmann’s will donate $1 to the Salvation Army for every new “Like” on the company’s Facebook page through June 15, up to $30,000. You can also enter for a chance to win free Entenmann’s doughnuts for a year.
Be sure to check your local and regional doughnut shops for more special promotions and fried freebies. And don’t forget to be social. Pick up a box of doughnuts for co-workers and friends and post about it with the hashtag, #ndd13 and #donut.
Dunkin Donuts is testing glazed donut sandwich, a new kind of breakfast sandwich featuring two crisp slices of bacon and a “pepper fried egg”.
The new menu item is appearing in select eastern Massachusetts outlets, according to Dunkin Donuts.
The glazed donut sandwich is said to be a shockingly low 360 calories according to a Dunkin’ spokeswoman speaking to the Atlantic Wire.
Adding up the ingredients, one regular glazed donut according to their website is approximately 260 calories leaving a figured 100 calories’ room for the bacon and egg.
Dunkin Donuts is testing glazed donut sandwich, a new kind of breakfast sandwich featuring two crisp slices of bacon and a pepper fried egg
Dunkin Donuts aren’t any set plans to expand the glazed donut sandwich nationally as of yet, however, with reviews of the item still coming in according to the company.
“We are pleased with the response so far, however, we cannot share any specific sales data. That said, the product has only been in restaurants for two days so we have limited information available,” a Dunkin’ spokesperson told the Wire.
The glazed donut sandwich would be sold at a suggested retail price of $2.99.
Such an item isn’t exactly new, however, at least for other food outlets.
Paula Deen’s The Lady’s Brunch Burger features two Krispy Kreme doughnuts as the buns around layers of ground beef, eggs and bacon.
Other items like donut ice cream sandwiches have been seen at smaller eateries around the country.