Happy National Donut Day: Score a Free Donut!

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Craving something sweet? Then today’s your lucky day: It’s National Donut Day!

It seems like every day is a foodie holiday (even cream puffs have their own), but National Donut Day actually has a history behind it.

How’d it all start? Donut Day began as a fundrasier during World War I and honors female volunteers who would serve the sugary sweet to soldiers. It now takes place each year on the first Friday of June.

So who’s celebrating this event today? Krispy Kreme will give you one donut free of charge (no purchase necessary) and Dunkin’ Donuts offers one donut with the purchase of a drink.

If you want something more homemade, check out our favorite recipe for an old-fashioned donut delight.

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