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Grilled Cheese 10 Ways

Today is National Grilled Cheese Day! The perfect day to grab some bread, cheese, butter and get to grilling. Grilled cheese is a family favorite meal because it is super easy to make and super tasty to eat. The classic is delicious but there are so many yummy ways  to eat grilled cheese. It can be made to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. Here are 10 ways to grilled cheese, along with the ingredients needed, that we think are scrumptious. Enjoy!

  • Hawaiian: pineapple slices, Canadian bacon slices, Monterrey jack cheese
  • Bacon: provolone cheese, mild cheddar cheese, bacon strips
  • Pepperoni Pizza: pizza sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese
  • Fried Egg: fried egg, colby jack cheese, pepper jack cheese
  • Banana Honey: banana slices, cream cheese, honey
  • Bacon, Avocado, Tomato: bacon strips, mozzarella cheese, avocado slices, tomato slices, basil leaves
  • Cheddar Apple Bacon: cheddar cheese, apple slices, bacon strips
  • Caprese: basil leaves, tomato slices, mozzarella cheese
  • Caramel Apple: cream cheese, apple pie filling, caramel sauce
  • Ham Havarti: ham slices, havarti cheese, dijon mustard, honey

Celebrate National Doughnut Day!

Doughnut lovers have been celebrating National Doughnut Day since 1938! The first Friday in June celebrates the work of the Salvation Army Doughnut Lassies who served doughnuts to soldiers stationed in France during WWI. Times were rough and moral was low, so Ensign Margaret Sheldon and Adjutant Helen Purviance began to fry doughnuts in soldier’s helmets and handed them out with coffee. The first official National Doughnut Day was held in Chicago during the great depression to celebrate the Dough Lassies and raise money for struggling families. Today, the holiday continues as a fun excuse to eat our favorite bakery treat.

Everyone has their go-to doughnut variety, but for some, their favorite doughnut hasn’t even been made yet. This year we gave kids the chance to turn their doughnut dreams into reality with our Design a Doughnut contest. Check out some of the submissions. One lucky kid from each of our stores will have their doughnut made on June 2.

Design a Doughnut

designdonutDo you have an idea for the next great doughnut? Now’s your chance to make your idea a reality. For National Doughnut Day we’re hosting a Design a Doughnut contest for kids 12 and under. The winner will have their doughnut made by our bakery team with the possibility of it being sold in-store. To enter, pick up an entry form from the service booth and return it no later than May 27. The winner will be announced June 3 and receive their doughnut for free.

Don’t forget to stop by on June 3 to celebrate National Doughnut Day with us. We’ll be giving away free doughnuts to the first 200 guests starting at 7:30 a.m.