Friday, June 6, 2014

National Donut Day

It's National Doughnut Day (or Donut Day), which falls on the first Friday of June each year.

Whether you like them jelly-filled, powdered or glazed, you now have a good excuse (if you needed one) to enjoy the sweet treats.

National Doughnut Day isn't a ploy by doughnut shops to get you in their doors. Its roots date back to World War I, when hundreds of Salvation Army officers, aiming to comfort U.S. troops serving in Europe, cooked and served doughnuts to the soldiers, according to USA Today.

The first National Doughnut Day was celebrated in 1938.

You can score a free donut at any Dunkin Donuts today.