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It’s Free Donut Time! Krispy Kreme and More Celebrate National Donut Day With Freebies and Sweet Deals

National Donut Day is Friday, June 7. Here’s how to score your favorite treat

Calling all donut lovers! National Donut Day is almost here, and Krispy Kreme is gearing up to make it a finger-lickin’ good celebration. Mark your calendars for Friday, June 7, because America’s favorite donut chain is showering customers with free donuts and deals. Here’s what to know to get your hands on something sweet. 

What is National Donut Day?

National Donut Day isn’t just about indulging in delicious treats; it also has a historical significance. The day honors the Salvation Army “Lassies” who served donuts and coffee to soldiers during World War I. These donuts became a source of comfort and a reminder of home for the troops, offering a small taste of normalcy amidst the chaos of war.

Krispy Kreme’s National Donut Day deals

Free glazed Krispy Kreme Donuts for National Donut Day

On Monday, Krispy Kreme announced that it is “THE destination for doughnut lovers” on National Donut Day. Global Chief Brand Officer stated in the press release: “Krispy Kreme fans look forward to National Doughnut Day every year, and this year they can get their favorite for free!” 

Visit any participating Krispy Kreme location in shop or drive-thru and get a free donut of your choice, otherwise known as “Your Favorite Free.” That’s right, any donut, no purchase necessary while supplies last (excluding limited time only flavors). But that’s not all. They’re also offering a BOGO deal: Buy any dozen and get an Original Glazed® dozen for just $2.

Krispy Kreme’s legacy

Krispy Kreme has become synonymous with melt-in-your-mouth donuts since its founding 1937. They’re best known for the iconic Original Glazed® donut. The flavor has become a beloved symbol of Krispy Kreme itself, often displayed glowing neon red in their shop windows. Did you know? It takes an hour to make from start to finish. But it’s a job done mostly by an air-pressurized machine: the formed dough gets shaped into puffed rings, then allowed to proof before being fried on the conveyor belt. Finally, the donuts pass through a waterfall of sugar glaze for a finishing touch. Watch this video below to see the process:

Other places to score deals on National Donut Day

Krispy Kreme isn’t the only one offering sweet deals. Here are a few other places you can head to tomorrow:

  • Dunkin’: Offering a free classic donut with any drink purchase while supplies last
  • Duck Donuts: Offering free cinnamon sugar donuts, no purchase necessary
  • Shipley Donuts: Offering a free donut with any purchase while supplies last
  • Local donut shops: Many independent donut shops love to celebrate National Donut Day too! Keep an eye on their social media pages or visit their stores to see if they’re offering any free donuts or special promotions.
  • Grocery Stores: Some grocery stores may have deals on donuts in the lead-up to National Donut Day. Stock up on your favorite store-bought donuts to enjoy throughout the weekend.

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