What originally began as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army, back in 1938, is now celebrated the first Friday in June each year.

According to the history books, this day was created to honor the female volunteers (Salvation Army Donut Lassies) who served donuts to soldiers behind the front lines in World War I.

So when you bite into that warm glazed doughnut, just remember there's more to the holiday than just free doughnuts.

Here are some local businesses celebrating with freebies.

  • Dunkin Donuts: Free classic doughnut with beverage purchase - while supplies last
  • Papa John's: Free order of warm donut holes with any online purchase. Beginning June 2nd, use the code DONUT for a free order of warm donut holes with any purchase of two pizzas.
  • Walmart: Free glazed doughnut at participating locations

Get your sugar buzz on and have a Happy National Doughnut Day!