imageIt’s Friday! Ready to indulge for the weekend? How about a free donut on your way into work. It’s another one of those made up holidays. If you like the freebies — this morning you can get a free donut at several retailers.  #NationalDonutDay #NationalDoughnutDay

Here’s a list of stores offering free doughnuts / donuts:

  • Dunkin Donuts is offering a free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage.
  • Krispy Kreme is offering any doughnut for free.
  • Jupiter Donut Factory, Jupiter Donuts North Palm Beach, Jupiter Donuts STUART, Jupiter Donuts Royal Palm, and Jupiter Donuts Boynton are also offering free — you guessed it — donuts

Now that your tastebuds are salivating for that greasy, sticky, and sweet doughnut how about a little history of this day. It’s held every year on the first Friday in June. The Salvation Army started it in 1938 to honor their “Doughnut Lassis.” They served treats to soldiers serving in World War I.

In honor of how it all started, Krispy Kreme will be taking donations for The Salvation Army. Look for the red kettle.

As a side note, I like to see all the different ways to spell this sweet treat. Apparently, the long-standing way to spell it is with the dough in it since it is made with dough. The shortened version, donut, has been around since the 1800s but became famous from the popular chain Dunkin’ Donuts.

How about that? Two history lessons and a Friday freebie! Have a great weekend!