June 6 is National Doughnut Day - New York News

June 6 is National Doughnut Day

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - Happy National Doughnut Day!

The first Friday of June is recognized as National Doughnut Day.  

The celebration of the round pastry began in Chicago in 1938 when the Salvation Army honored the "doughnut lassies,"  the women who served doughnuts to troops on the battlefield during World War I.

On National Doughnut Day, you can get a doughnut free of charge at any Krispy Kreme location. Dunkin Donuts is offering a free doughnut with any beverage purchase.

Baked goods chain Entenmann's redesigned their doughnut boxes to commemorate National Doughnut Day and are holding a sweepstakes on their Facebook page for a chance to win free doughnuts for a year.


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