Friday, June 4, 2010

It's National Doughnut Day! Get Your Free Doughnuts!

The first version of this delicious fried dough was brought to us by Dutch immigrants, originally called ‘oily cakes.’ The love affair grew from there and at Chicago World’s fair in 1934 (I’ve always been intrigued by these . . ) the doughnut was declared “the food hit of the Century of Progress.” My, how we have grown!

That brings us to Doughnut Day, which was created by a group of thoughtful women from the Salvation Army. During WW1, as a fundraising effort to bring some Americana to our boys in France, the ladies sent free coffee and doughnuts for all the troops. Hence Doughnut Day was born.

Now that you've had your history lesson for the day, go forth and consume the fried goodness. Below are locations where you can get free doughnuts. Only two apply to our area (Krispy Kreme and Dunkin' Donuts) but I thought I would give the other delicious spots a shout out!

Krispy Kreme: All customers receive a free doughnut. No purchase necessary.
Dunkin' Donuts: Free doughnut with the purchase of a beverage.
LaMar's: All customers receive a free Ray's Original Glazed doughnut. No purchase necessary.
Shipley Do-Nuts: Free glazed doughnut with purchase until noon.

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