Go And Celebrate National Donut Day Friday, June 3rd!

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Wondering where you can celebrate National Donut Day? Celebrated on the first Friday of June, this day was originally started by Salvation Army in Chicago as a way to honor their members who assisted in WWI by serving donuts to the troops. There are a few places in Greenville where you can grab some donut deals in celebration of National Donut Day.

We recommend checking with your nearest location to ensure that they are participating. In years past, there was local participation.

This article includes:
National Donut Day Freebies and Deals
Greenville Area Locally-Owned Doughnut Shops

Donut with sprinkles in Greenville, SC

You can even show your kids how intelligent you are by telling them some fun facts such as:

  • National Doughnut Day commemorates the “donut lassies,” female Salvation Army volunteers who provided donuts to soldiers on the front lines in WWI.
  • Donuts were actually fried in soldiers’ helmets! (Talk about using what you have!)
    -The donuts were fried seven at a time.
    -The Salvation Army started National Donut Day during the Great Depression. This was a way to raise funds and bring awareness to The Salvation Army’s social service programs.
  • Rations were poor, so the donut idea was conceived as a means of bringing the soldiers cheer.

Grab A Freebie From A National Donut Chain On National Doughnut Day

Krispy Kreme

Participating Krispy Kreme locations will be offering a free donut of your choice on National Doughnut Day!
Greenville and Spartanburg shops are participating.

Dunkin’ Donuts

Dunkin’ is offering a free classic doughnut with the purchase of any beverage on June 3rd to celebrate. Find a nearby Dunkin’ location.

Duck Donuts

Stop by the Greenville Duck Donut store and get a cinnamon sugar doughnut. No purchase is necessary. This promotion is only available in shop.

Support A Locally Owned Upstate Doughnut Shop On National Donut Day


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You Drive Me Glazy

You Drive Me Glazy offers gourmet mini donuts and customers get to custom create each one they purchase.

The Donut Wagon

You can locate The Donut Wagon at pop-up locations around town.

Sidewall Pastry Kitchen

The pop-up sweet shop from Sidewall Pizza Co. offers new flavor creations every week! Follow them on social media to find out what yummy flavors Sidewall Pastry Kitchen will be making.

Farm Fresh FAST

Farm Fresh FAST is a local and sustainable restaurant that offers delicious donuts from D’s Nuts Donuts that are sugar-free, gluten-free, and vegan!

Lickin Good Donuts

Lickin Good Donuts has some of the most unique flavors and yummy donuts, including ones covered in fruity pebbles!

The Mad Batter Bakery and Cafe

You can try flavors like red velvet with oreo at The Mad Batter Bakery and Cafe. Their strawberry sprinkle doughnut looks so delicious and is giving us major Homer Simpson vibes.

About the Author
Bethany Winston is the owner and editor-in-chief of Kidding Around Greenville & Kidding Around Spartanburg. She enjoys exploring parks, discovering local events, and meeting the people who make Greenville an amazing place to live. You can contact her directly at [email protected]

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4 years ago

Free donut at publix today