June 2 is National Donut Day! Yes, there is a day just to honor donuts. Although, the celebration is actually much more meaningful than that (not that delicious donuts aren’t meaningful, of course!).
National Donut Day first began in 1938 in Chicago. It was an event created by the Salvation Army as a way to pay homage to their members who handed out donuts to servicemen during World War I. Since that time, donuts have symbolized the caring concern that Salvation Army workers have for Americans in uniform. In fact, World War I soldiers used to refer to the Salvation Army workers as “donut girls” and it was these very soldiers who actually suggested that the Salvation Army workers create a hole in the pastry!
— The Salvation Army (@TSALondon) May 26, 2017
So, now that you know the very interesting story behind donuts in this country, here are some of the places where you can score free (or discounted) donuts on National Donut Day:
Dunkin Donuts is offering a free donut with any beverage purchase. With coffee and donut, you can’t go wrong!
Krispy Kreme is also offering customer a free donut on National Donut Day.
— Krispy Kreme (@krispykreme) May 24, 2017
Duck Donuts will be offering a similar deal, any donut you desire for free with a purchase.
#NationalDonutDay is Friday, June 2nd! Tweet it! Quack it! Spread the word! FREE Donut with any purchase on 6/2! Join our event on Facebook!
— Duck Donuts (@DuckDonuts) May 26, 2017
At Shipley Do-Nuts (which has over 250 franchises across six state lines), you can enjoy a free donut. (Make sure you check with your local store to find out the hours they will be offering free donuts, as well as any other stipulations.)
— Shipley Do-Nuts (@MyShipleyDonuts) May 30, 2017
You should also check in with your local donut store or bakery, as they may be offering some deals for National Donut Day as well.
Oh, and here is some other exciting news! Dunkin Donuts has also just released two new flavors, the Dunkin’ Donuts Sprinkles Donut and the Vanilla Cake Batter Donut. So now you have even more reason to make sure you enjoy a donut this Friday. Let us know how they taste!