National Donut Day

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Mark your calendars, everyone! This Friday, June 5, is National Donut Day! According to the Wikipedia article, the holiday started in 1938 "as a fund raiser for the Chicago Salvation Army" whose "goal was to help the needy during the Great Depression, and to honor the Salvation Army 'Lassies' of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers behind the front lines in France." (Hmm... you learn something new every day...)

In honor of National Donut Day, held the first Friday each June, of participating Dunkin' Donuts locations will be giving every customer a FREE DONUT of their choice with the purchase of any beverage (limit one per person)! Dunkin' Donuts will also be announcing the winner of their "Create Dunkin's Next Donut" contest, which received nearly 130,000 entries submitted online. (My boyfriend and I considered submitting an entry that combined a chocolate donut with maple frosting and bacon-flavored sprinkles. Unfortunately, those options weren't available to us from the choices given in the contest. Damn.)

Anyway, the news about this promotion makes this Dunkin' Donuts girl very, very happy. So, don't forget to stop by your local DD on Friday and pick up your FREE DONUT!

Do you run on Dunkin'?

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