Are you ready to celebrate a very holey holiday?
I hope so, because Friday, June 6, is National Donut Day. What does this mean for doughnut lovers? Free and discounted doughnuts, of course. And I’m going to tell you where to find them.
Celebrated annually on the First Friday in June, National Donut Day had its beginnings in 1917, with The Salvation Army “lassies” of World War I. These female volunteers served doughnuts to the American troops fighting on the frontlines in France. Food Network even has a recipe for what is thought to be the original Salvation Army doughnut.
Visit any Dunkin’ Donuts location on June 6, and you’ll receive a free doughnut of your choice (whiles supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. Coffee and doughnuts — a winning combination! It’s also the perfect opportunity to try the new blueberry cobbler doughnut.
At The Fractured Prune in Lancaster, doughnut orders will be 25 percent off all day Friday. Since it’s also First Friday, the shop will be open until 9 p.m. Quite possibly the quirkiest doughnut place that I’ve seen in a while, you’ll see varieties such as black forest, dulce de leche and peppermint patty.
Apparently, I’ve been living under a rock and didn’t realize that Karn’s Quality Foods has a “legendary” jumbo doughnut. And on National Donut Day, you’ll get one for free with any $10 purchase from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. (one per transaction). Can’t wait!
At its four York County locations, Maple Donuts will be honoring the true spirit of National Donut Day by offering free doughnuts to all veterans and military men and women. Be sure to try this month’s featured flavors: strawberry, cherry and lemon custard.
You may know this Dillsburg farm as a great place to pick up fresh produce, but Paulus also offers a ton of other goodies. That includes freshly made apple cider doughnuts, and you’ll get one for free in honor of National Donut Day. Just ask!
Oh, and if you’re feeling extra festive, you can send your friends a free digital greeting card for Donut Day.
What’s your favorite doughnut?