From syrups and jellies to sprinkles and custards, it is a fact: Doughnuts are the best. They are delicious, fun, and come in over 25 different types- classic glazed, blueberry, fritters, rolls, cream-filled, and so many more.
If your mouth is already watering, we have good news: National Doughnut Day is this Friday!
According to Donut Day USA, The holiday dates all the way back to World War I when female volunteers with The Salvation Army began offering the delicious European pastries to soldiers fighting on the front lines.
Americans returned home longing for the sugary sweets they had grown to love overseas, and before you knew it, doughnut shops were popping up in every small town and big city across the country.
And the obsession definitely hasn’t stopped. Today, the American doughnut industry is worth approximately 3.6 billion dollars, with Americans consuming more than 10 billion of them annually.
Plenty of places in the area are celebrating by offering Doughnut deals. Here are a few we can’t wait to try:
- Dunkin’ – All you have to do at this classic chain is buy something to drink and you’ll get a free classic doughnut to celebrate.
- Krispy Kreme – This popular chain is offering each customer one free delicious doughnut of their choice on Friday.
- Walmart – The nationwide retailer is giving away free doughnuts to customers at its 4,000 stores on Friday. By the end of the day, they expect to dole out 1.2 million of them.
- Lanett Daylight Donuts- This local shop is also inviting everyone to come out and celebrate the day with one of their yummy treats.
So, grab a cup of coffee, round up some friends, and celebrate! (just don’t think about the calories)