Update on Sept. 26: This story has been updated from a 2017 version, at which time Frisco was the home of creepy doughnut clowns.
Want your doughnut, Georgie?
Popular doughnut shop Hurts Donut went viral last year with their offer of "scary clown deliveries." If you want to creep out your friends, enemies, or possibly yourself, you can have doughnuts delivered to you by a creepy clown. Because why not?
This year, the local hotspot for clown deliveries will be Fort Worth, where Hurts will be opening a location "soon." The clown began hitting streets on Oct. 1, though the company's Facebook page suggested that he might resurface on later dates. To schedule a delivery, you can call 469-214-8001. Delivery availability will be limited by location (last year, the clown was bound to the Frisco area).
"We always try to keep up with the trends, and clowns are trending right now," says Hurts Donut co-owner Kas Clegg. "It's fall, and it's getting close to Halloween, so we just wanted to spice it up a little bit and do a super fun delivery." While she did see the horror movie It, that's not what prompted the promotion. "We just love scary clowns."
The promotion went viral the same day they posted it, Clegg says. It was posted to the individual Facebook pages of various Hurts Donut locations, including the one in Frisco, which opened last year.
So how does one find a creepy clown to deliver donuts for their company? Is that something you can look up in the yellow pages?
"My clown is my babysitter's husband," Clegg says, talking about her store in Springfield, Mo. "The Frisco store [clown] is the owner."
If you miss this themed delivery promotion, don't worry. Hurts Donut does them a lot. "We actually do them all the time, this is just the first time it's gone viral," Clegg says. "On Valentine's Day, we have cupid deliveries where we actually have a guy in a diaper with wings and a bow and arrow."
So if you'd rather embarrass your friends than scare them, don't worry, your time will come.