It's a day everyone loves: National Donut Day, and it's Friday! In a recent People Magazine article, they discussed the origins of "Donut Day".

National Donut Day began in 1938, created by the Salvation Army as a way to commemorate the women who served fresh, hot donuts to American soldiers in France to boost morale during World War I. For over 80 years now, National Donut Day has been celebrated on the first Friday of June.

People listed the following "sweet deals" for Friday:

Dunkin’: Plain and simple: Get a free Dunkin’ donut when you purchase a beverage.

Walmart: 4,000 Walmart stores across America will be giving away free glazed donuts on Friday, doling out 1.2 million in total. Simply visit the bakery section of any Walmart Supercenter or participating Neighborhood Market to claim your treat.

Krispy Kreme: No, it’s not too good to be true. Krispy Kreme is giving away one free donut to anyone who comes into their stores on June 7, no purchase necessary. Even better, you can take your pick from the entire menu!

Entenmann's: From now until June 14, Entenmann’s is searching for its next donut flavor through its first-ever Fan Flavor Challenge and Sweepstakes. Donut aficionados can enter their dream donut for a chance to have their creation made during the 2019 holiday season, plus $5,000 and free donuts for a year.

Locally

Uncle Dood's - Toms River: They will have their take on a fresh fruit tart with a donut topped with fresh berries and custard. Those will be available while supplies last. Uncle Dood's will also be doing a gift card scavanger hunt thoughout Downtown Toms River!

OB-CO's - Toms River: OB-CO's will have a special visit from the Pillsbury Doughboy and he'll have free donuts while supplies last! So they suggest getting there early.

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