Today, the first Friday in June, is National Donut (Doughnut) Day! Time to celebrate our favorite deep-fried doughy holey (or filled) friend!! Get yourselves out there and go get you some fried doughy goodness!!!
Here’s a quick run down of some National Donut Day deals:
- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: Each customer is welcome to pick any style of doughnut for free, no purchase required, at participating locations
- Dunkin’ Donuts: One free donut per customer with the purchase of a medium (or larger) sized beverage
- Tim Horton’s: A free donut with a purchase of a hot or iced coffee AND mentioning National Donut Day
Quick History Lesson
National Doughnut Day was originally celebrated by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Although there have been some myths regarding the naming of the “doughnut”, because during World War I the soldier’s were often called Dough Boys, that’s really just a myth. The earliest reference was in an 1809 by Washington Irving describing the confection in A History of New York.