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National Donut Day deals in the Tampa Bay area on June 3

National Donut Day is held on first Friday in June
Colorful sweeties donuts over blue table background.
Posted at 5:58 PM, Jun 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-03 19:18:07-04

TAMPA, Fla. — Friday is one of the sweetest days of the year. That is because June 3 is National Donut Day.

The "holiday" is always celebrated on the first Friday in June.

A number of local and national donut retailers are offering free deals for customers in the Tampa Bay area on Friday.

Nationally

Dunkin'

  • All locations
  • Store hours vary
  • Customers can receive a free donut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage.

Krispy Kreme

  • All locations
  • Store hours vary
  • Customers can receive any donut free. No purchase necessary.
  • Customers can receive a dozen Original Glazed for $1 with purchase of any dozen or 16 count minis.

7-Eleven

  • All Locations
  • Store hours vary
  • Customers can receive one free donut with purchase of a donut.
  • Promotion runs until June 5.

Locally

Frida's Cafe & Bakery

  • 9700 Ulmerton Rd., Largo
  • 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Customers can receive a free Polish Paczki donut with the purchase of a Polish Paczki donut.

Datz/Dough Bakery

  • 2616 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa (7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
  • 6264 Winthrop Town Centre Ave., Riverview (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
  • 180 Central Ave., St. Petersburg (11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
  • Customers can receive a free donut with purchase of any beverage or dessert.

Hole in One Donuts

  • 39024 U.S. 19 North, Tarpon Springs
  • Customers can receive one free regular donut. No purchase necessary.

Cosmic Donuts

  • 10468 Roosevelt Blvd. N., St. Petersburg
  • Customers can receive one free donut or 3 free minis with purchase of any half dozen donuts.

National Donut Day was established by the Chicago Salvation Army in 1938 to raise money for the Great Depression and commemorate the work of Salvation Army volunteers who helped feed soldiers during the First World War.

During World War I, Salvation Army "lassies" traveled to the front lines in Europe making home-cooked foods, including doughnuts for troops. They were the only women outside of military personnel allowed to visit the front lines.

The "lassies" often put the cooked doughnuts in oil using soldiers' metal helmets.

To learn more about National Donut Day, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/national-donut-day/.