June 7, National Doughnut Day

Dunkin’ Donuts as well as many other national doughnut chains along with numerous local shops are giving away free doughnuts Friday June 7 in recognition of the holiday dating back to 1938. The holiday was designed to honor volunteers at the Salvation Army.

Dunkin’ Donuts, on Friday for National Doughnut Day, will be giving its customers one free donut of their choice when they make a beverage purchase of any kind. Not all stores are taking part and supplies will be limited.

The offer is being made available globally this year for the first time, which extends to 31 countries.

A Dunkin’ Donut spokesperson said the chain is making this special offer for a free doughnut in the 31 countries where Dunkin’ Donuts now operate, making it the first ever donut celebration worldwide.

To take advantage of a great marketing opportunity, Dunkin’ Donuts is also launching its new breakfast sandwich made on a glazed doughnut that includes a fried egg with bacon.

Krispy Kreme is also celebrating the holiday and buying a coffee is not even required. Krispy Crème will be giving free doughnuts of any variety to all customers, while supplies last at its participating locations.

Tim Nortons has also announced it is giving away one free doughnut if you go online to its Facebook page and print a coupon.

Local chapters of the Salvation Army across the U.S. are kicking off the holiday with events that include live entertainment and you guessed it – free doughnuts.