In 1938, a military doctor named Morgan Pett picked up eight dozen doughnuts on his way to a military base, where he gave a doughnut to every wounded soldier he helped. Pett’s random act of fluffy, fried kindness grew into a nationwide fundraiser for The Salvation Army, and National Donut Day was born. Now celebrated on the first Friday of every June (that’s tomorrow!), National Donut Day means specials, deals and donations at doughnut shops across the country. Here, six great Donut Day offerings to seek out tomorrow.
Carwash Donut at Underwest Donuts; New York City
In honor of its location (a functioning carwash), the shop created the Carwash Donut, which they will unveil tomorrow. The glazed, multicolored, striped doughnuts were designed to mimic the carwash experience.
Rosé Rose Donuts at Blue Star Donuts; Portland, OR
Blue Star Donuts will debut their limited-time-only rosé wine-glazed, rose-water-and-candied-orange brioche doughnut in celebration of both National Donut Day and the Portland Rose Festival. A portion of the proceeds from the special doughnut will be donated to The Dougy Center, which gives support to grieving families.