donutGood news for lovers of deep-fried bread: Friday is National Donut Day.

This annual tribute to the beloved circular pastry falls on the first Friday of June starting 75 years ago when the Salvation Army in Chicago created the holiday to honor women who volunteered to served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

What better way to celebrate this momentous occasion than to indulge in a donut? Many locations are offering free donuts or a donation to the Salvation Army with the purchase of a donut. Below is a list:

Dukin’ Donuts
Not only is this chain debuting its new breakfast sandwich, bacon and eggs sandwiched between a split glazed donut, but it is also offering customers a free donut with purchase of any beverage. This offer is available at participating locations while supplies last.

Smokey Bones Bar and Fire Grill

This restaurant will donate a dollar to The Salvation Army for every purchase of its signature Hot Bag O’ Donuts.
Location: 5012 Express Dr. S., Ronkonkoma

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Krispy Kreme

Enjoy a free donut with no purchase necessary.
Location: Penn Station

Entenmann’s Bakery
A dollar will be donated to the Salvation Army for every person who likes the Entenmann’s Facebook page.


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