SAN ANTONIO – Friday is National Doughnut Day. It really is a holiday!
The Salvation Army says the tradition has its roots in Chicago in 1938 and was started to raise funds and commemorate the work of the ‘doughnut lassies’ who provided doughnuts to American soldiers on the front lines during World War I.
Some doughnut chains are giving away free doughnuts and others just have sweet deals. Some are even running promotions or donating a portion of proceeds to The Salvation Army.
Here’s where to find the goods on National Doughnut Day:
Art of Donut The first 10 people will get a surprise box with hidden gifts inside some of the boxes, according to a spokesperson.
Duck Donuts All registered Duck Donuts Rewards members will receive a free cinnamon sugar donut offer, redeemable June 5-7, in-store, online, through the app or for delivery, according to a press release.
Dunkin’ Donuts Customers will receive a free classic donut with the purchase of any beverage.
Krispy Kreme Participating locations will offer one free doughnut per customer per day from June 1-5. Read more here.
Shipley Do-Nuts Participating locations will offer one free glazed doughnut to customers on Friday from 5 a.m. to noon with any purchase. The offer is limited to one free doughnut per person, per purchase. Parties of one or more must each purchase an item to receive a free doughnut, according to the website.
All offers are based on participating locations. It’s best to call and check if your local retailer is participating before heading to that location.
KSAT has reached out to multiple San Antonio stores for National Doughnut Day deals. This list will be updated as more information becomes available.
*Special shoutout to Daylight Donuts at 9517 Fredericksburg Road which sent KSAT the following message:
To our Daylight Donuts friends and family: After almost 20 years in business, it is with a heavy heart we are informing you all that we have decided that our last day of business will be Friday, June 5th. We chose this date, because it is National Donut Day, so we can go out with a bang!! This is a day we have tried to avoid but none of us have control over the situations facing us at the present time. Our staff has been steadfast in the support and we are blessed to call them family. To ALL of our loyal customers over the years, we THANK YOU!! We have truly enjoyed being a part of many milestones in your families lives. We’ve watched many grow from not being able to reach the donut hole platter to graduations, careers and bringing in their own children. We have made so many wonderful friendships and have so many memories that we will treasure. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!! Sincerely,The Donut LadiesSherri Lemons & Jennifer Smith