It's National Donut Day! Here's Where You Can Get Free Treats Friday - NBC New York

It's National Donut Day! Here's Where You Can Get Free Treats Friday

The holiday was started in 1938 in Chicago to honor of The Salvation Army "Doughnut Girls"

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    It's here. National Donut Day, a day devoted to getting your hands on a free donut, has arrived -- and some of the biggest names in treats are celebrating with special giveaways.

    Dunkin’ Donuts: Guests get a free classic donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage. The offer is good all day at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.

    Krispy Kreme: Get any donut of your desire-– for free. No purchase necessary.

    Cumberland Farms: Between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m., customers can receive a free donut with the purchase of any hot or iced coffee, HYPERFREEZE or fountain soda at all locations.

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    National Donut Day was started in 1938 in Chicago to honor of The Salvation Army "Doughnut Girls." This unofficial holiday is celebrated the first Friday in June, according to the Salvation Army.

    To celebrate the donut day, the Salvation Army is offering up recipes to for their classic and modern donuts.

    This year National Donut Day marks the 100th anniversary of World War I, where the Salvation Army Donut Lassie was born. The "Donut Lassies," also known as the Donut Girls, served along the front lines during WWI and WWII, giving soldiers free coffee and donut in the trenches.

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