It's National Doughnut Day
June 1st, 2012
09:02 AM ET

It's National Doughnut Day

Friday is the day America celebrates the doughnut.

National Doughnut Day originated with the The Salvation Army in Chicago in 1938 as a salute to the women who served doughnuts to U.S. soldiers during World War I.

The Salvation Army's "doughnut lassies" continued that service during World War II and cemented the doughnut's place in the American diet. If you want to try to duplicate the doughnut lassies' work in your kitchen today, The Salvation Army is providing their original recipe.

If you're not in the mood to celebrate National Doughnut Day in the kitchen, try heading down to your local Krispy Kreme or Dunkin' Donuts.

Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut to all customers at participating locations.

At participating Dunkin' Donuts, customers will get a free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage.

More for your snacking pleasure:

A glazed primer on National Doughnut Day

What to drink with your doughnuts

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  1. Lying politicians

    They'll say just about anything to get you to believe they can fix the very problems they themselves caused.
    Like, what next? Banning milk jugs filled with sweetened tea? As if sugar is worse than lactose? (it takes more energy to digest milk than the energy milk gives you)

    June 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bill

    Every time I see a box of donuts I think of cops sitting in their cruiser at a speed trap ...why is that? LOL

    June 2, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. dazzle ©

    Check out the deal that "participating" 7/11's are offering. A free 44oz Slurpie with the purchase of a carton of cigarettes.

    June 3, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
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