Did you know that Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts are giving out free doughnuts today? Yep! That is right, today is National Doughnut Day so the stores are giving out some free doughnuts.
If you go to Dunkin Donuts you have to get a drink to get your free sweet but at Krispy Kreme there is no need to make a purchase and you still get a free doughnut. I wonder who is going to get the most traffic to their store.
Yes, this does seem like a gimmick to get people to come into the store and hopefully purchase after getting their free doughnut but there really is some history behind National Doughnut Day.
This holiday was started back in 1938 by the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army used it as a fund-raiser to help the needy during the Great Depression. It was also there to honor the girls of World War I who served the soldiers with doughnuts.
Will you be cashing in on your free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts or are you going to be watching your figure this National Doughnut Day?