Today also marks the 72nd anniversary of National Donut (or is it Doughnut?) Day—and if you think I made that up, I swear on a stack of Krispy Kremes that that’s the gospel truth. The annual celebration—held on the first Friday of June—kicked off in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in Chicago, with the goal being to raise funds and help the less fortunate during the Great Depression…as well as to honor those Army volunteers who handed out crullers to our boys during World War I.
As with most holidays, the original intent has transmogrified somewhat into an occasion to scarf up donuts—and as you would expect, several of the more well-known donut chains will commemorate this observance by handing out free treats to interested patrons. I suppose I should amend that and say that Krispy Kreme will (here’s a list of participating stores)—you can get a free donut at Dunkin’ Donuts but you have to buy a beverage.
I wish I could join the vast TDOY readership (well…I can dream, can’t I?) in their quest for free sinkers but alas, the