CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the next couple weeks there will be several ways to get free treats.

On Wednesday, go to any participating Krispy Kreme location, talk like a pirate and get a free doughnut. Want to get a free dozen doughnuts? Then you re going to have to put a little more effort into it. An ahoy matey won t suffice. Dress head to toe like a pirate and get a free dozen doughnuts. The locations in Salisbury, Matthews and Gastonia are participating.

On Thursday, get a free cup of queso at any Charlotte area location of Moe s Southwest Grill from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. No purchase is necessary.

On Monday, September 24, a new Krispy Kreme will celebrate its grand opening119 N. Sharon Amity Road in Charlotte, starting at 6 a.m.

The first person in line will receive a dozen glazed doughnuts every week for a year. The next 99 people will receive a dozen each month for a year. The first 100 will receive a free t-shirt. Read more.

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