Have you heard the big news? According to a June 5 article published in Parade, a very special holiday is hours away and people are ready to celebrate. National Donut Day is an annual food holiday observed on the first Friday in June. This year’s delicious event takes place on June 6, 2014.
National Donut Day was created by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to help raise funds during the Great Depression and to raise awareness about the Salvation Army's programs. National Donut Day also honors the “Doughnut Lassies,” a special group of special gals who volunteered their time preparing and/or serving homemade donuts and coffee to the soldiers on the front line during World War I. The donuts were actually made in steel helmets!
Whether you spell it “donut” or “doughnut,” this delightful food holiday is dedicated to those sweet treats Americans love to eat. In honor of the occasion, some businesses and restaurants will be servin' up free or nearly-free donuts across the U.S.A! Now you can enjoy a food holiday without having to fork out a lot of “dough.” Sweet!
National Donut Day 2014 Deals
Krispy Kreme Freebie – Once again, participating Krispy Kreme locations will be giving away free doughnuts of any variety across America (except Connecticut) and Canada on June 6, 2014. No purchase is necessary!
Tim Hortons' Freebie – For the fifth year, participating Tim Hortons Café & Bake Shops will be giving away free donuts with any purchase on June 6, 2014. There is a catch – you’ll need to say “Happy National Donut Day” to receive the freebie.
Dunkin’ Donuts Donut Deal - Once again, participating Dunkin’ Donuts will be offering a free donut to hungry customers who purchase any beverage. This offer is valid while supplies last.
Cumberland Farms Donut Deal – Buy any hot or iced coffee or Chill Zone drink at participating Cumberland Farms, and you’ll get a free donut! One per customer – while supplies last.
Honey Dew Deal – Participating Honey Dew Donuts are having one honey of a deal in honor of National Donut Day. They’ll be giving away free Oreo donuts to guests who purchase a medium drink.
Drunkin Donut Happy Hour – STK Atlanta will be holding a Drunkin Donut Happy Hour in the lounge from 6 – 7:00 p.m. on June 6. Get a free STK Signature Drunkin Donut while you’re there. These yummy treats have a fabulous filling of Raspberry Chambord jelly topped with a Rum Glaze and include Chocolate Frangelico and/or Coconut Lime Mint sauces.
Free Shipley Donut & Coffee – Participating Shipley Donuts will be offering one free glazed donut and a small coffee on June 6 from 5 – 12:00 p.m.
Amazing Glazed Freebie – Amazing Glazed will also be giving away one free glazed donut on National Donut Day from 6:30 – 10:00 a.m. No purchase is necessary.
Free Winn-Dixie Donut Holes – Participating Winn-Dixie locations will be servin’ up free Jumbo Donut Holes in honor of National Donut Day in cake, powdered or cinnamon flavors. This offer is available only at the in-store bakery, one offer per guest, while supplies last.
Free Zombie Pops – Psycho Donuts will be giving away their Blood Red Velvet Zombie Pops in honor of National Donut Day. But you better hurry – only 50 free donuts on a stick will be given away at each location. One pop per customer.
Themendous is celebrating National Donut Day in a great big way! The company will be unveiling its seven-foot-tall donut sculpture, replicating a delicious Entenmann’s red velvet crinkle cut donut. Built out of foam, it took four days to create (be sure to check out the video at the top of this article.) And speaking of Entenmann’s - be sure to enter their National Donut Day sweepstakes contest for a chance to win an entire year of free donuts.
Happy National Donut Day!