This Friday, June 5, is National Doughnut Day, and accordingly Sweetheart Donuts (located on SE Third Street, just south of the underpass) will be offering a free cake doughnut for everyone who stops by (one per person, while supplies last). They sent out a press release:
National Donut Day, the first Friday in June, you’ll find one of the sweetest deals yet at Sweetheart Donuts, a FREE cake donut!
We invite you to join us as we help celebrate National Donut Day and honor the “Donut Lassies” who served traditional cake donuts to soldiers during World War I.
Founded in 1938 in the City of Chicago, National Doughnut Day is actually a patriotic remembrance of a time when Salvation Army volunteers handed out doughnuts on the front lines to soldiers. When the soldiers came home they brought their nostalgic donut memories with them fueling the donut industry as we know it today.
The donut continues to be a comfort food served by the Salvation Army to those in need during times of disaster.
I don’t know if the “cake doughnut” applies to any of the ones they list on their menu or just a plain one, but I can tell you I just tried some of their doughnuts the other day and they were really good—so if you can try to hit them up early on Friday for the free one. And then grab another dozen for work or home or wherever!