In honor of National Donut Day on Friday, June 1, businesses are offering freebies and deals for all donut lovers.
Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, the day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I.
“The doughnut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, Salvation Army secretary for national community relations and development in a statement.
Here are the local deals we know about:
Bear Creek Donuts in Miamisburg
The Donut Haus in Springboro
Buy a dozen donut, get your 13th free and enter their raffle for prizes
Bill’s Donut Shop in Centerville
Duck Donuts in Dayton
Enjoy a free powdered sugar or cinnamon donut for free, with no purchase necessary.
The chain is offering a free “Edible Donut” which is their new doughnut made with Granny Smith apples dipped in chocolate. The deal is good at participating locations. In addition to the June 1 offer of a free Edible Donut, they will also have a buy-one-get-one promotion running June 2-6.
Stan the Donut Man on Wilmington
Will give you a baker’s dozen (13) when you pay for a dozen donuts
According to the chain’s Facebook page, Speedy Rewards members get a free doughnut through Sunday with their loyalty card and a coupon available to print or access on the Facebook page. While supplies last.
Get one free glazed doughnut at all Walmart stores Friday. The retailer expects to give away 1.2 million doughnuts Friday.