National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 3, which means there are plenty of free doughnuts to be had.
But the day, also known as National Donut Day, isn't just about stuffing your face with the tasty treats.
National Doughnut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who mended clothes and served home-cooked meals, including doughnuts, to American soldiers during World War I. The Salvation Army marked the day during the Great Depression as a way to raise money and spread awareness about its social service programs.
Take a look at some of the doughnut deals on Friday:
Get a free doughnut with the purchase of a drink at participating stores nationwide.
Pick up one free doughnut of your choice, with no purchase necessary, at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada. The freebie is not available in Connecticut.
Get one free glazed donut, with no purchase necessary, at the southern chain's participating locations from 5 a.m. to noon.
U.S. & World
Enter the sweepstakes to win free doughnuts for a year and other prizes. No purchase necessary.
Honey Dew Donuts
Get a free doughnut if you purchase any medium or larger drink at participating locations of this New England chain.
The midwestern chain is giving away one free doughnut "with a hole." No purchase is necessary.
Fractured Prune Doughnuts
Deals vary per location. Visit Fracturedprune.com for your local deal.
Tim Horton's: A National Doughnut Day coupon is good for a half-dozen donuts at the special price of $2.99 and it's valid through July 31, 2016.
Buy any coffee or a Chill Zone beverage and get a free doughnut, 5 a.m.-10 a.m.