It's National Donut Day!
Krispy Kreme is said to be giving away free doughnuts without any other purchase, and Dunkin' Donuts franchises are commemorating the ocassion by giving a free doughnuts to anyone who purchases a beverage today.
The Huffington Post reports that "Both chains have taken to Facebook to promote the event, Krispy Kreme listing it on their main page, while Dunkin' Donuts has created an entire event page for the day."
The day, as the Huffington Post reports, has historic roots going back to 1938.
"The Salvation Army declared the first Friday of every June to be National Donut Day, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. It was originally intended to help the needy during the Great Depression."
Here are some nearby Dunkin' Donuts locations:
- 940 South Rochester Road, Rochester Hills
- 44603 Mound Road, Sterling Heights
- 600 South Opdyke Road, Pontiac
- 14010 23 Mile Road, Shelby Township
- 6325 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston
The only two Krispy Kremes in the Detroit Metro area are a bit of a drive away. But if you really want that free doughnut, here are the locations:
- 208 West Fourteen Mile Rd. in Troy
- 15050 Southfield Rd. in Allen Park
If you want to stay local, is open, as is the , which sells homemade cider mill doughnuts.