Deep-fried foods have been all the rage in recent history, and fried desserts are no exception. Gone are the long, tiresome days when grandma used to spend an entire afternoon mixing, shaping, baking, and constanly checking to see if the sweet treat is done or still needs five (5) more minutes.
To express our love for these desserts we even came up with days that celebrate them. And what celebration that respects itself would be complete without at least a few presents?
Well, today (June 5th) is National Doughnut Day, one of the most beloved and highly anticipated holidays of the year, and bakeries and doughnut chains all across the United States agree that you, yes you, deserve one of the above mentioned presents. What could it be, you may ask? A free delicious doughnut of course.
Here’s a list of where and how to get your very own free doughnut on National Doughnut Day. With a bit of luck you might even be able to hit a few of these places:
Dunkin’ Donuts: by simply buying a drink, customers get a free doughnut of their choice. Stores across the country are participating in the event.
Krispy Kreme: whichever doughnut you like, you can have it without having to buy anything or sign anything. Stores across the United States and Canada are participating, but there is however and exception – people living Connecticut and Puerto Rico will not be benefiting fron the offer.
Crumberland Farms: customers arriving between 5 am and 10 am will get a free doughnut with every hot or iced coffee or Chill Zone beverage purchased.
Entenmann’s: the company has been running a sweepstakes contest on their Gacebook page since April. The contest will keep running all thought June and end in early July. The lucky winner will receive free doughnuts for a whole year, as well as additional prizes and baked goods. It’s the fifth (5th) year in a row that Entenmann’s is holding the contest.
The Tuscan Gun Officine & Alimentari: Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar can be found serving Lavazza coffee and chocolate-coffee doughnuts to customers who visit their recently opened café in Brooklyn.
Donut Snob: the West Coast store will not be giving out any free doughnuts, however they will be making discounts. Customers can purchase a doughnut for just $1.75, and delivery costs will be cut in half.
BI-Low: the company will be offering a free powdered donut to anyone who visits the store.
National Doughnut Day was started all the way in 1938 by the Salvation Army. The idea was that the food holiday would honor all of the men and women who gave doughnuts to soldiers during World war l. Nowadays, its goal has changed a little, in the sense that it serves to remind people of the Salvation Army’s social services programs.
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