National Donut Day: Minnesota gets screwed

Categories: Food Holidays

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While there are many random food holidays, National Donut Day, which is celebrated on the first Friday every June, is actually a good one for one reason: free donuts.

Tomorrow both Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme will offer free donuts (sometimes spelled doughnuts). ...but there is one problem: Neither franchise is currently in Minnesota (though word on the street is that Dunkin' Donuts plans to open franchises in the state--any updates?)

Sources say that National Donut Day was established in 1938 to honor the "Donut Ladies" of WWI, who brought the delicious treats to our soldiers to boost morale. I think those ladies would be sad if they knew people in Minnesota were not getting any free donuts.

Just to rub it in, Frances Allen, marketing officer for Dunkin' Donuts, had this to say about National Donut Day: "From office meetings to Sunday get-togethers, donuts are one of those foods that lift people's spirits and bring genuine delight to any situation. ... We hope our free donut offer will create an opportunity for people to celebrate donuts and bring some extra happiness to their day." OK, but what about us, Frances? We want extra happiness in our day, too.

That's the bad news. Here is some "good" news, we did find you a $1 off coupon for Donettes!

Can someone please give us free donuts tomorrow?



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