National Doughnut Day is Friday, June 5 and there are some sweet freebies and offers starting as early as June 1st! This list will continue to grow as we get closer to June 5.
On June 5, get a free classic donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage at participating restaurants nationwide. And to help extend the sweet holiday through the weekend, Grubhub is offering a free half-dozen donuts on Dunkin’ orders of $10 or more on June 6 and June 7. See the details on their Facebook page.
Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Doughnut Day in a big way by giving customers any FREE doughnut of their choice from June 1 through June 5!
There is a limit of one free doughnut per person per day, according to their website. The free Doughnut for National Doughnut Week is not valid for delivery. See all the details on the Krispy Kreme website.
LaMar’s Donuts & Coffee
Get a free doughnut on June 5! LaMar’s is also awarding a year of donuts (12 dozen) to service professionals in healthcare, childcare, first-responder and education occupations who have provided extraordinary community service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nominate a local hero in your community by 12 p.m. CST on Monday, June 1.
From Friday, June 5, through Sunday, June 7, this iconic Chicago donut shop is offering a free glazed cake donut with any purchase.
A Little Background on National Donut Day
- The Salvation Army started National Donut Day in 1938. The day pays tribute to the “donut lassies,” which were female Salvation Army volunteers who provided the treats to soldiers on the front lines during World War I as a morale booster.
- With restricted resources, these treats were fried—seven at a time. The lassies fried the donuts in soldiers’ helmets.
- Today, The Salvation Army still plays an active role in supporting Donut Day. Salvation Army staff and volunteers celebrate the holiday by delivering donuts and hosting events across the country. This year, the organization is partnering with LaMar’s Donuts to supply doughnuts to hospital workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Make a donation here!