NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., – In recognition of World Autism Awareness Month, Great Maple is partnering with the nonprofit Autism Speaks, creating an April doughnut special for restaurant goers to partake in. The special will feature a blue coconut milk glazed doughnut, topped with shredded coconut and edible blue glitter. Those dining can give back by purchasing the doughnut, as a portion of the proceeds raised will be donated to the nonprofit.

 Amanda David, Great Maple’s COO said, “We look to spread joy through our food and there’s nothing better than doughnuts and giving back. We’re thrilled to be a part of the Light It Up Blue campaign and look forward to giving people an opportunity to donate in a special way.”

 The inspiration for the doughnut was derived from the blue color associated with Autism Speaks, as the blue color symbolizes the feeling of calm and acceptance throughout the Autism community. The doughnut can be purchased at Great Maple restaurants located in Newport Beach, Pasadena, and La Jolla starting April 1st through April 30th.

About Great Maple:
Great Maple is an award-winning eatery recognized by OpenTable’s 100 best brunches in America and the California Restaurant Association for Best New Restaurant in 2014. Great Maple can be located in Newport Beach, San Diego, and Pasadena. For reservations or more information please visit  

About Autism Speaks: 
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. We do this through advocacy and support; increasing understand and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder, and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. We empower people with autism and their families resources, online tools and information covering the life span. Go to to learn more, donate or join fundraising walks.


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