Dunkin' readies promo for National Donut Day
At Dunkin' Donuts headquarters, the culinary Sorbonne of hand-held food science, few moveable feasts loom larger on the calendar than National Doughnut Day.
This year, the high holiday falls on June 3, and the coffee-and-baked-goods chain is already on high alert --- on the big day, " participating Dunkiní Donuts restaurants nationwide will offer guests a free donut of their choice (while supplies last) with the purchase of a beverage (excluding bottled cooler beverages)," the Canton-based chain said in a press release.
"National Donut Day, held the first Friday of June each year, was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I," the release pointed out helpfully.
It's no mystery why the chain so reveres the first Friday of June as a holiday. By its count, Dunkin' restaurants sell 5.3 million donuts and Munchkins donut-holes every day.