Got dough? Feeling a little nutty? You should – June 7th is National Doughnut Day! While it might seem like a hallmark type foodie day – this day actually has an altruistic story. During World War I, the Salvation Army sent volunteers to France to make doughnuts for soldiers fighting on the front lines. In 1917, the Salvation Army dubbed the first Friday of every June – National Doughnut Day – to commemorate the volunteers’ goodwill gesture. Find out how you can reap the SWEET LOCAL benefits!


In true all-American fashion, these humble patriotic roots have grown into a deep-fried festival of FREEbies in which YOU reap the sweet benefits.  Dunkin’ Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons, LaMar’s are all giving away FREE doughnuts for National Doughnut Day Friday.

Dunkin’ Donuts |  Celebrate National Donut Day at Dunkin’! Get a FREE donut this Friday with any beverage purchase. 20+ locations in North Delaware!

Krispy Kreme | Celebrate National Doughnut Day! Visit Krispy Kreme on June 7 at participating locations for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary.

WAWA | FREE donuts make Fridays even better! Celebrate National Donut Day June 7th with a FREE Donut when you purchase a Specialty Beverage. Click here to get the coupon: 10 + locations in North Delaware!


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The origin of the term “Doughboy”

The term “Doughboy” was popular in referring to US Army infantryman during World War I. American foot soldiers were occasionally called doughboys during the Civil War. The earliest references to the term, comes from the US Mexican war. To learn more, visit the Origins of Doughboy.