Sweet: Friday Is National Donut Day

The Dunkin Donuts on Washington Avenue is handing out free donuts Friday with the purchase of any beverage.

Well, I... walked around the corner
and I walked around the block
and I walked right into a donut shop...

 - from a children's song


It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the donut is no exception.

National Donut Day is Friday and in honor of their big day, on Washington Avenue will hand out free donuts to customers.

We only have one Dunkin' Donuts in Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch, but they're on board with the holiday. For a free donut, you'll need to purchase a beverage (hot or cold), according to their "Behind the Beans" blog. You might want to do this in the morning. They say that they'll hand out one free donut of your choice "while supplies last." (Could Dunkin' Donuts ever really run out of donuts?)

The national day itself, always celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

The Salvation Army this year is teaming up with baking company Entenmann's to help celebrate National Donut Day; Entenmann's will donate proceeds from sales and offer customers a chance to win free donuts for a year, by entering a contest on its Facebook page. Entenmann's donuts can be found at area grocery stores like the .

Follow more National Donut Day doings on Twitter at: #DoughnutDay or #DonutDay. You can also visit donutdayusa.com.

James R Hoffa June 01, 2012 at 05:27 AM
Thanks Patch - that picture has my mouth watering! Hoffa LOVES Donuts :-)
skinnyDUDE June 01, 2012 at 05:31 AM
Hope the anti pastry groups aren't thinking of RECALLING the Doughnuts! :)
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 01:48 PM
I also love donuts though I've turned into more of a bagel person as my sweet tooth as changed. Still, jelly donuts - raspberry or strawberry - or the plain cake donuts dipped in coffee (just the cake, not the jelly) are my favorites. What's your favorite?
Heather Asiyanbi (Editor) June 01, 2012 at 01:48 PM
HA! Good one! I needed a laugh this morning. What's your favorite kind of donut?


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