National Donut Day originates from a Chicago fundraiser by the Salvation Army in 1938 honoring women known as “lassies” who served doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines during World War 1. The donuts were often cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American soldiers.
Nowadays, the food holiday is characterized by freebies, contests and limited edition pastries at bakeries across the country. Each year it’s celebrated on the first Friday of June. Here are some cool local options with National Donut Day specials.
8 winners will receive a gift card. 4 winners will receive free donut holes for a year. To enter, you must order online at least one or more assorted boxes of donuts for Friday.
Customers will receive one free cinnamon caramel donut while supplies last.
Get one classic donut free when you buy a beverage.
Any Hawaiian item of clothing you wear will qualify you for one free donut (in-store only)
PANA Donuts is giving away one free donut per customer with purchase.
Get a free Raspberry White Chocolate doughnut when you buy a pint of Streets of Haze IPA from Terre Haute Brewing Company
Get a free donut of your choice, no purchase necessary.
They are doing a contest in-store and on Instagram. Winners receive a t-shirt and a $20 promo code