This week marks an extra reason to TGIF - it’s National Donut Day!

Taking place on the first Friday of June every year, National Donut Day is celebrated far and wide, with stores like Dunkin Donuts, Krispy Kreme, Tim Hortons and more getting in on the sprinkled festivities.

Even Walmart and Papa John’s have decided to participate in the tasty day.

National Donut Day gets its origins from The Salvation Army and World War 1. According to history, a military doctor serving in the war purchased several dozen donuts as a treat for the soldiers on his military base. Later, The Salvation Army followed suit, providing donuts and coffee to service members.


The first official National Donut Day was in 1938, when The Salvation Army held a fundraiser to honour the members who had initially handed out the round, sweet treat in World War 1.

Here are some of the locations handing out free donuts and how to get your fix.

Dunkin Donuts

With the purchase of any beverage at the popular coffee chain, customers will receive a free donut of their choice.

#NationalDonutDay is coming, Friday 6/1! Treat Do' Self to a FREE donut with the purchase of any beverage. 🍩🎉❤️

— Dunkin' Donuts (@dunkindonuts) May 30, 2018

Krispy Kreme

All Krispy Kreme locations are offering each guest a free donut, no purchase necessary.

Tim Hortons

According to Tim Hortons research, Canada is the number one donut consumer in the world, eating over 1 billion a year. To celebrate National Donut Day, the Canadian chain will offer its beloved breakfast sandwich on a Honey Dip donut.

La Mar’s Donuts

Free donuts will be offered at various locations through a partnership with The Salvation Army. Print out the ticket here to cash in on this delicious treat.


Every Walmart location with a bakery section in the U.S. is handing out free whole glazed donuts while supplies last.

Papa John’s

Even though the restaurant is known for it's delicious pizza, Papa John’s will allow customers to get a free order of their new menu item donut holes, with any online pizza purchase.

Edible Arrangements

Worldwide, Edible Arrangements are providing customers with free “fruit donuts” all day - a cored Granny Smith apple covered in chocolate.

Whether you’re craving a raspberry-filled donut or just a classic old fashioned plain donut, be sure to snag one for free on National Donut Day.