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National Doughnut Day is a 76-year-old tradition that was first launched by the Salvation Army to commemorate World War I volunteers and is now held on the first Friday in June. While the spelling debate continues—doughnut vs. donut—the price is clear: free. Here's where to get your sweet on

Friday is National Doughnut Day, a 76-year-old tradition launched by the Salvation Army to commemorate World War I volunteers. Held the first Friday in June, National Doughnut Day is a day to scarf free baked goodies and debate the proper spelling: donut or doughnut? Take your pick, but on Friday, there’s another way to spell it: f-r-e-e. Here’s a roundup of where to get your sweet on.

At participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants, customers can get a free donut with any beverage purchase (while supplies last).

At Krispy Kreme, customers can get a free donut of any variety. No purchase is necessary, but Connecticut and Puerto Rico are excluded from the promo.

American outlets of Canadian donut chain Tim Horton’s are offering a free donut with any purchase. Customers have to say, “Happy National Donut Day” to collect their freebie.

Shipley Do-Nuts, a chain with more than 250 stores in six Southern states, is offering a free glazed “do-nut” and a small coffee from 5 a.m. until midnight at participating locations (limit one freebie per customer).

Midwestern chain LaMar’s Donuts is giving away a free donut (any variety with a hole) — no purchase necessary.



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