Doughnut Day ahead | Local

Dwayne Harmon
June 2, 2018

We wrote about this cozy little shop back in January, and if you visit them Friday you have the option of a few different freebies.

Dunkin' Donuts: Get a free classic doughnut with the purchase of any beverage.

"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.

Ridge Donut Cafe (1600 Portland Avenue): The store is offering a free fry cake with any purchase.

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Friday is a special day for all doughnut lovers. No purchase is necessary. Offer valid all day Friday at participating locations. National Doughnut Day has since endured and evolved over the years, attracting the attention of the general populace and eventually becoming a national phenomenon.

Local shops are creating awesome gourmet doughnuts and are the trendsetters in the industry. This, according to the company's press release: "Founded in 1938 in the City of Chicago, National Doughnut Day is actually a patriotic remembrance of a time when Salvation Army volunteers handed out doughnuts on the front lines to soldiers". Duck Donuts is offering each customer a free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnut at all locations.

For those that want to celebrate but don't want to calories, Edible Arrangements is launching their new "donutibles", which is a Granny Smith apple shaped like a doughnut and dipped in chocolate. June 2-6 any size or combo is buy-one-get-one free. You'll also find deals at other bakeries and even fast food chains throughout the country; Burger King made a donut out of their signature Whopper for the occasion. The shop is hosting a celebration from 7 a.m.to 8:30 a.m.

Jocelyn's Donuts will give away free original glazed donuts with any drink purchased from the coffee bar.

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