Sorry cronut, your moment in the sun must come to an end because your older, cooler sibling is making a comeback today - it is the tastiest of days, the very best of days, it is National Donut Day. Omnomnom.
If you like your donuts with a side of history… National Donut Day is celebrated every year on the first Friday in June. It succeeds the Donut Day event created by the Salvation Army to honor the "Donut Dollies," women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. The holiday dates all the way back to 1938 (because even in the olden days everybody loved donuts).
If you're on the prowl for some free celebration doughnuts, here is a handy dandy free doughnut roundup:
- Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of a beverage
- Krispy Kreme is giving away free donuts with no purchase necessary
- Get a free donut at Tim Horton's with this coupon.
And everyone probably has a local bakery or two in their area that's offering some delicious donut discounts in honor of the holiday (I'll be going this route. Supporting local businesses AND donuts in one fell swoop!)
In conclusion… mmmm... donuts.