June 7 is National Doughnut Day – or National Donut Day in some circles – and shops across the country are marking the day with fried freebies and delectable deals.
Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, the day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I.
Expect doughnut shops and bakeries to be crowded Friday, which is one of the busiest days of the year for bakeries.
Brad Plothow, vice president of brand and communications for Womply, a small business software provider, said consumers spend 57% more money on doughnuts for the made-up day than a typical day.
“Shops hoping to make more dough will no doubt be running special promotions, so expect big deals and long lines if you venture out for a treat at your favorite doughnut shop,” Plothow said.
According to Placer.ai, a foot-traffic analytics company, every first Friday in June, Dunkin’ has seen traffic increase by nearly 70% nationally as customers come out in droves to celebrate.
Save some dough
Participation and offers can vary by location and unless otherwise noted these deals are only available June 7 while supplies last. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location.
Bashas’ Supermarkets: Buy 12 doughnuts and get six doughnuts free Friday.
Bite Squad: On-demand restaurant delivery apps Bite Squad and Waitr are offering free delivery Friday with promo code DONUTDAY on orders placed on the apps or online at www.waitrapp.com or www.bitesquad.com.
Coupons.com: The mobile app has a rebate offer at Target and Walmart on Friday. With the app, you can earn up to $3 cash back on doughnut purchases at Target, Walmart and other grocery chains like Kroger, Ralphs, Owen’s, City Market and more. Clip the coupon in the app, then scan the receipt after you check out and the money will be deposited into your PayPal account. Download the app at www.coupons.com.
Cumberland Farms: From 5 to 10 a.m. Friday, get a free doughnut with purchase of any dispensed beverage, which includes hot or iced coffee, fountain or frozen beverages. This deal is only valid at new concept or remodeled locations.Share: