Local places offering deals for National Doughnut Day

On Friday, June 7, restaurants nationwide will offer some deals in honor of the holiday, and the celebration isn't just in honor of deep-fried dough covered in frosting.

They have so many different kinds of donuts, literally anyone can find the donut of their dreams. and honestly, who cares if you don't even like it - it'll be free!

"No thank you sir - cops don't like donuts", he says as he eyes the merchandise.

- Walmart - The retailer is giving away free doughnuts to customers at its 4,000 stores on Friday.

Krispy Kreme: Get one free doughnut from the entire menu (no purchase necessary) at participating Krispy Kreme shops in the USA and Canada on June 7.

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The Salvation Army is giving out free donuts and coffee to shoppers at its Family Stores in Paterson, Passaic, Dover and Hackettstown.

CRAFT DONUTS + COFFEE: This shop in West Dundee is making tons of doughnuts for this day and will leave online ordering on all day.

According to a 2015 article in Smithsonian magazine, the connection between them seems to date back at least to the 1950s, when doughnut shops "were some of the only snacks available to police" who were on patrol late into the night. Plus, if donut lovers help the chain give away 1 million doughnuts total, they'll be able to enjoy a second free donut giveaway later this month, when the chain unveils what it calls an "out of this world" new creation. Weather permitting, the launch is expected to start Friday at 10 a.m.

On Friday, customers can can get one free doughnut, no purchase necessary, at Krispy Kreme shops in Homewood, Evergreen Park and Hillside. Obviously, you can't be greedy-there's a one-doughnut-per-person limit. You can get a free doughnut by downloading the Krispy Kreme app and signing up for the rewards program. Get going and get your free doughnut!

Doughboys Donuts (11559 East 63rd Street, Raytown, Missouri): Buy five doughnuts, get the sixth free.

  • Darren Santiago