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National Doughnut Day: Where to get free doughnuts

03 June 2017

Nowadays, Doughnut Day is a day set aside for anyone with a sweet tooth looking for a free doughnut but that hasn't always been the case.

In case you're unaware, the holiday originated in 1938 when the Salvation Army started a fundraiser to celebrate the "doughnut girls" who baked doughnuts for soldiers during World War I.

Doughnuts at Gateau are buy one, get one from 10 a.m.to 8 p.m.

Manager Sharon Hall says free doughnuts and coffee will be given away beginning at nine Friday morning at the Salvation Army on Commercial Street. Women volunteered to go out to the front lines in Europe and serve soldiers home cooked meals, including delicious donuts.

Fresh donuts at Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts all day today

Whether you like them plain, frosted, powdered or covered in rainbow sprinkles, it's hard to deny the deliciousness of doughnuts.

Honey Dew: Customers who visit Honey Dew will receive a free Coco Loco Donut with the purchase of any medium or larger size beverage.

Krispy Kreme: Pick a doughnut, any doughnut, and it's yours to enjoy for free, no other purchase necessary. The pastry, which began selling at Dunkin" Donuts two days ago, is based on baker Dominque Ansel's hybrid pastry, the "cronut, ' which came to popularity in the summer of 2013. Some of your favorite shops are offering deals.

Donuts & Noodles: Buy one dozen glazed donut holes, get another dozen free.

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Another heavy-hitter involved in National Doughnut Day.

Most people are surprised to know that National Doughnut Day - traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June - has a legacy that is nearly 80 years old.

Dunkin' Donuts is giving customers a free classic donut, with purchase of any beverage, while supplies last.

Donut shops and restaurants aren't the only places offering awesome freebies and deals for National Donut Day though.

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Krispy Kreme Pick up one free doughnut of your choice, with no purchase necessary, at participating stores in the US and Canada.

Entenmann's: Enter to win free doughnuts for a year!

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National Doughnut Day: Where to get free doughnuts