Free doughnuts on Friday, National Doughnut Day

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (MEDIA GENERAL) – “Mmm, doughnut.” The famous quote by Homer Simpson conjures up the smell of the sugary, sweet circles of baked goodness. So, get ready and plan your commute well for Friday. It’s National Doughnut Day and you can get free doughnuts!

Both Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate National Doughnut Day by giving each customer one free doughnut of any variety. At Dunkin’ Donuts, you’ll need to buy a drink to get the free doughnut. Both chains note the freebies are available at participating locations while supplies last. Krispy Kreme is excluding Connecticut locations. So, you may want to check first before driving over.

National Doughnut Day was originally established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

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