AUSTIN (KXAN) – Friday marks a very important celebration – National Donut Day.
According to the Salvation Army, the first National Donut Day was celebrated in Chicago in 1938 to commemorate the Salvation Army’s Donut Lassies. In 1917, during World War I, these women served soldiers baked goods in field bases in France.
Here’s a list of donut shops in Austin that are offering deals for customers on Friday.
Shipley Do Nuts: Receive a free glazed donut with every purchase. The deal runs from 5 a.m. to 12 noon while supplies last.
Voodoo donut: The store spends $1 Homer donuts in the store all day long.
The salty donut: Only on Fridays, The Salty Donut brings two special donuts to the menu. Both are “spill” donuts with fillings, a cookie and cream version, and a “rainbow cookie” version filled with shortbread cookies and M&Ms.
The store is also offering a 25% discount on all merchandise on Friday.
Krispy Kreme: The chain is giving away every donut for free.
It’s also a buy one, one deal – if you buy a dozen donuts, you can get another dozen original glazed donuts for just $1. Use promo code BOGO1 when ordering online.
dunkin’: At participating locations you can get a free donut on Friday with the purchase of a drink.