On the first Friday in June each year we celebrate National Donut Day, or as it's more commonly known, 'Free Donut Day.'

This Friday will be no different as dough ring lovers across the United States will line up to calm their sweet tooth and to cover their fingers in sticky goodness.

According to a description found on WikiPedia,

National Doughnut Day started in 1938 as a fund raiser for Chicago's The Salvation Army. Their goal was to help those in need during the Great Depression, and to honor The Salvation Army "Lassies" of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.

In Chicago, National Doughnut Day is still a fundraiser for The Salvation Army.

Of course, not every place that sells donuts is participating but here's our list of free donut deals from several popular chains in Tuscaloosa:

  • Krispy Kreme: Whether it's powdered, filled or a hot Original Glazed, stop in for a free doughnut. No purchase necessary, unless you're reading this in Connecticut.
  • Dunkin' Donuts:  Get a free donut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage. Also look for special Snapchat geofilters and behind-the-scenes culinary content.
  • Daylight Donuts: Get a free glazed donut with any purchase. Also make sure to visit their Facebook page as they'll be selecting 3 winners to get a dozen glazed free.

Other chains in Alabama and around the country participating include: Shipley Do-nuts, Cumberland Farms, LaMar's Dounts, Honey Dew Donuts, and Entenmann’s.