Krispy Kreme is making Mondays a little sweeter by offering a free donut and coffee to everyone.

To get the free Original Glazed donut and medium brewed coffee offer, customers just need to stop by a local Krispy Kreme restaurant any Monday through May 24. No purchase is required to get in on the deal, according to the company.

The promotion is limited to one per customer and is not available in Puerto Rico or at its Times Square, Dothan, Alabama, or Uncasville, Connecticut, shops. The promotion is also not available for online ordering.

The Monday donut and coffee deal comes as Krispy Kreme announced last week it was offering free donuts through 2021 for Americans who received their COVID vaccine.

Customers only need to show proof of inoculation with their vaccination card to receive the free Original Glazed donut daily from the chain for the rest of the year.

The donut promotion was criticized by some on social media as an unhealthy way to promote getting the COVID vaccine, with some Twitter users calling out the donut chain for the unhealthy promotion.

Despite the backlash, several people who have been vaccinated have rushed to Krispy Kreme to get their free sugar fix, according to Twitter.

One Twitter user said, “Fully vaxxed!!! Time for Krispy Kreme” while another said, “VACCINE DONUT & coffee of course.”





Other companies have followed Krispy Kreme’s lead and offered their own COVID promotions to people who received the vaccine, ranging from dinner discounts to free rides to COVID vaccination sites. One Michigan cannabis dispensary is giving free "Pot for Shots" for customers who are vaccinated and doing their part to help end the pandemic.

But one New Jersey company is bucking the trend of freebies for COVID vaccines and giving free gym memberships to customers who don’t receive the shot.

The Atilis Gym co-owner Ian Smith said in a Tweet that the free gym memberships for anti-vaxxers come in light of Krispy Kreme’s offer and were because “We believe in health - the real way - exercise, good diet, plenty of Vitamin D, Zinc, and an environment to destress.”

Krispy Kreme fight A sign for Krispy Kreme doughnuts is seen outside their store in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 1, 2016. Photo: SAUL LOEB/Getty Images