SAN FRANCISCO (KRON/MEDIA GENERAL) – “Mmm, doughnut.” The famous quote by Homer Simpson conjures up the smell of the sugary, sweet circles of baked goodness.
So, get ready and plan your commute well for this Friday, June 5. It’s National Doughnut Day and you can get free doughnuts!
Even if you don’t need the added sugar, you’ll find someone at school, at work, or a neighbor that enjoys a sweet freebie.
Both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Doughnut Day by giving each customer one free doughnut of any variety. At Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll need to buy a drink to get the free doughnut; no purchase is necessary at Kripy Kreme.
Both chains note the freebies are available at participating locations while supplies last. Krispy Kreme is excluding Connecticut locations. So, you may want to check first before driving over.
National Donut Day is on the first Friday of June each year.
This tasty celebration was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.
More than 10 billion donuts are made each year in the U.S. alone, generating hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue.
Brittney Petro of Media General contributed to this story.