Krispy Kreme is celebrating National Doughnut Day by giving away free doughnuts

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(Krispy Kreme)

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Friday, June 3, is National Doughnut Day and Winston-Salem-based Krispy Kreme is celebrating by giving everyone a free doughnut.

Customers can stop in any Krispy Kreme location in the United States or Canada for a free doughnut of any variety — no purchase necessary.

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About National Doughnut Day

Held annually on the first Friday of June, Doughnut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 to honor The Salvation Army’s “Doughnut Lassies,” who served the treats to soldiers during World War I. The “Doughnut Lassies” are often credited with popularizing the doughnut in the United States when the troops returned home from war.

Customers are encouraged to donate to The Salvation Army’s miniature Red Kettles stationed at the registers of participating Krispy Kreme locations. All donations will support the local communities where the donation was made.

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