Sweet Offers for National Doughnut Day

Make your plans now for fun donut-themed celebrations all across the USA! No matter how you prefer to spell them (donuts or doughnuts), be sure to mark your calendars for National Donut Day on the first Friday of June each year. This year, National Doughnut Day is on Friday, June 3rd, 2022.

National Doughnut Day on the First Friday in July

National Doughnut Day on the First Friday in July

 

 

National Donut Day

Recognized on the 1st Friday of June each year, National Donut Day has roots in fundraising for soldiers, but today usually represents an opportunity to enjoy free donuts. While some places still choose to fundraise on doughnut day, many places simply celebrate the popular sweet bakery treats.

A handful of doughnut shops are large enough to have multiple locations open across the country. These restaurants, including Krispy Kreme and Dunkin’ Donuts, will generally offer a free doughnut on donut day. Some offers require rewards program enrollment, e-newsletter subscriptions, or downloading a rewards app.

Local doughnut shops may or may not have big promotions for National Doughnut Day. Still, gems like Voodoo Doughnuts (Portland, OR), Sublime Doughnuts (Atlanta, GA), and Cafe Du Monde (New Orleans, LA) offer unique doughnuts that are worth the trip even without a special offer.

 

What is National Donut Day?

A key piece of National Donut Day trivia is that the holiday is celebrated on the 1st Friday of June each year. Knowing that, what exactly should be expected on this sweet-sounding day?

National Donut Day is a chance for donut bakers across the country to celebrate the popular sweet treat. Look for your favorite bakeries across the country to offer special donut deals, limited-edition flavors, sweepstakes and contests, and free donut day offers.

 

National Donut Day 2022

Although many of the 2022 offers are not yet announced, these shoppes offered great deals for National Doughnut Day in the past, and a few have some very sweet current deals to tide you over until National Donut Day.

Watch for updates on what will be offered in 2022 and browse the past offers to learn more about what you might expect!

Take a look at these great doughnut restaurants and plan to get some sweet treats for Doughnut Day on June 3, 2022!

 

Bashas’

Bashas’ has launched their annual Donut Flavor Craze Contest with the 2022 theme of Carnival Flavors! Submit a donut flavor idea through May 14th for a chance to win prizes, including having your donut featured at Bashas’ Bakeries! On National Donut Day, June 3, Bashas’ will donate 10% of the proceeds of donut sales to The Salvation Army.

Additionally, the Arizona grocer offers “Donut Day” every week on Fridays with their Buy One Dozen, Get 6 Donuts Free promotion! Delivery options are available in select areas via InstaCart.

Bashas Donut Day on Fridays in 2022

Bashas’ Donut Day on Fridays in 2022

Learn more from the Bashas’ official website (bashas.com) or social media.

 

Duck Donuts

For National Donut Day (and sometimes extended through the weekend), Duck Donuts usually loads an offer for a FREE DONUT to users of the Duck Donuts Rewards app. Advance registration is required AND must download the app by midnight before National Donut Day to be eligible to receive this offer.

Learn more about National Donut Day offers from the Duck Donuts official website (duckdonuts.com) or social media.

#MyDuckDonuts #HoleFoods #BreakfastOfChampions #MadeToOrder

Join Duck Donuts Rewards (via app or online orders) for free donuts and other discounts. Duck Donuts delivery may be available via DoorDash, GrubHub, and or duckdonuts.olo.com

 

Dunkin’ Donuts

Although it hasn’t been officially announced for 2022, free Donut Day Dunkin’ Donuts is known for offering the same great bonus deal for National Donut Day each year. If this holds for 2022, you’ll be able to stop in on National Donut Day to get a free donut with a purchase.

Learn more from Dunkin’ Donuts’ official website (dunkindonuts.com) or social media.

DD delivery may be available directly from your local store or DoorDash and GrubHub. Join DD Perks to earn free items (like donuts and coffee) and other free treats.

 

Krispy Kreme

Famous for its original glazed doughnuts and iconic red “Hot Doughnuts Now” sign, this doughnut shop is a classic favorite. Keep an eye out for the Krispy Kreme 2022 “National Doughnut Day” offers — which in the past have included a whole week of great deals!

Learn more from the Krispy Kreme official website (krispykreme.com) or social media.

#KrispyKreme #OriginalGlazed

Krispy Kreme delivery is often available directly through your local store, DoorDash, GrubHub, or Postmates.

Join Krispy Kreme Rewards to earn free items (like doughnuts and coffee) and get free treats like a welcome gift and a free birthday offer!

 

LaMar’s Donuts

Boasting 75 varieties of donuts and 25 locations in 5 states, LaMar’s Donuts is likely to have a flavor you will love! Follow the LaMar’s Donuts official website (lamars.com) or social media for 2022 National Donut Day offers.

#SimplyABetterDonut #MadeFreshDaily

LaMar’s Donuts delivery may be available via DoorDash and  GrubHub.

 

Randy’s Donuts

Randy’s Donuts has been making quality handmade donuts since 1962 and is proud to still be a California favorite. Watch for innovative specials and contests each year for National Donut Day.

Learn more from the Randy’s Donuts official website (randysdonuts.com) or social media.

#RandysDonuts #randysdonutsla #WorldFamousDonuts #HandmadeDonuts #DonutLove #Donuts #NomNom #MadeFreshDaily

Randy’s Donuts delivery may be available via DoorDash and GrubHub.

 

Local Donut Day Specials

There are many local donut shoppes that offer great National Doughnut Day deals across the country. See examples of regional and local donut day offers and check your nearby donut shoppes and bakeries.

Check back for additional National Donut Day 2022 specials as the date approaches. More specials will be announced as National Donut Day approaches on June 3, 2022.

 

Local Donut Delivery

When you can’t wait for National Doughnut Day, consider having a favorite dozen or two delivered straight to your home from a local delivery service app. These delivery options offer a great way to enjoy local favorites without leaving home!

Local Restaurant Delivery Service Apps DoorDash, GrubHub, Instacart, Postmates, + Seamless

Local Restaurant Delivery Service Apps DoorDash, GrubHub, Instacart, Postmates, + Seamless

Check local bakers and third-party food delivery services for local options at:

 

Enjoying Donuts at Home

Doughnut Day doesn’t happen nearly often enough, but you can enjoy the excitement at home anytime with these fun treats, tools, recipes, and doughnut novelties!

 

How to Make Donuts

These kitchen items can help you make your own hot doughnuts, ready anytime!

Doughnut Recipes

Get creative with your doughnut flavors with these special cookbooks to help you master the art of the doughnut at home.

Donut Gifts

Enjoy some sweet fun with these doughnut-themed products for your home and on the go!

Order Donut Delivery

Sometimes you want the easy option, and what could be easier than ordering doughnuts online?

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Note that most offers can not be combined with any other offers. Third parties often provide delivery (where available), and promotional offers may not be available for delivery orders.

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National Doughnut Day on the 1st Friday of June

National Doughnut Day on the 1st Friday of June

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What are your favorite donuts? What are your donut day 2022 plans?

55 Responses

  1. Bethel says:

    Wow, I have never heard of dounut day before.  You did well in putting all these dounut brands with sweet offers together. I am not in the United States of America,  I would have loved to witness dounut day this year with all these amazing offers. I really enjoyed reading this hilarious yet informative article. Thank you for sharing. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Bethel, Americans definitely enjoy their doughnuts – enough to dedicate a day to the doughy treats! I’m glad to hear that our nationwide sweet tooth has given you a chuckle. If you’re ever in the US on doughnut day, I hope you are able to join in on the fun!

  2. Baki says:

    I have been once in the USA- summer of 2016, and I had luck to experience the National Doughnut Day. Dunkin’ Donuts is my top choice from the list. It is also the most popular here in Europe. I loved your article since it has a great breakdown of doughnut places to visit during NDD. I think that many Americans will find the article helpful.   

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Baki, Dunkin’ Donuts is one of the biggest chains in the US as well, and has a lot of raving fans from coast to coast! It’s even better on special occasions like National Doughnut Day where there are great deals on these sweet favorites!

  3. evansese says:

    quite an amazing review you’ve got off suite offers for National doughnut day. i. would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on some really great offers for national doughnut day. i was waiting for duckin’s doughnut offer but i do not think that it will be possible because of the covid 19 pandemic..

    thanks for sharing such an informative review…… off to share

    • Alyce says:

      Thank you so much for the website love! Definitely be safe when going out for doughnuts (or other necessities)!!

  4. Kalle & Marie says:

    Hi Alyce, thank your for sharing this.  Maybe we are going to start promoting International Doughnut Day 🙂 – I never new that there are a lot of variety of doughnut available in America, and you have the gluten-free doughnut, amazing!!

    We did have Dunkin’ Doughnut for a while here in Sweden, and last year they decided to close all their shops, and start selling their doughnut through gas station store, but now we can not find them anymore.  We love Dunkin’ Doughnut !!

    Happy National Doughnut Day Alyce

    Best Regards

    Kalle and Marie

  5. Samikingss says:

    Laugh out loud. National doughnut day, I am sure all the cops are going to have a field day because they are the kings of the doughnuts. I am sure it’s going to be a fun field day too. I am a lover of doughnuts, of course it’s my preferred snack any day anywhere, let’s see how the celebrations goes this year with this corona virus pandemic which has put everything else around the world in slow motion. Hopefully it gets better before the end of the month. 

    • Alyce says:

      It’s hard for anyone to pass up a great doughnut — especially one of the free or discounted doughnuts offered on the very, very serious holiday, National Doughnut Day. 🙂

  6. Isabelle says:

    I never thought there was a National holiday for Donuts, unfortunately there is no such thing in my country. although I found this article very interesting and helpful especially the section about gluten-free doughnuts. This is quite interesting for someone like me who enjoys eating donuts. Do you a website where I can order donuts online and still get some free?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Isabelle, without knowing where you are from, it’s hard to know what you will be able to order locally. Check with the largest chains (at the top of the article) first, as these larger doughnut chains may also have locations open in your country.

  7. Nicole says:

    I’m glad that you included gluten free donuts on here as well. I have loved donuts forever. Krispy Kreme was a staple of my childhood.  But recently I feel that gluten does not mix well with my system. I want to be able to participate in this great holiday too. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Nicole, There are a lot of doughnut lovers out there who are on strict gluten-free diets, so it’s been great to find so many gluten-free doughnut options available!

  8. Imelda says:

    I had never thought there was such a thing as National Dough Nut Day and found it really interested to see how many different companies in the USA there are specialising in Doughnuts. As a result of this article I did a little research for the UK and to my surprise realised that we celebrate in May and it is usually for 1 week and we raise a lot of money for charity. Unfortunately, it was cancelled this year due to Covid-19 but dates are being planned for next year. 

    As a health enthusiast it is really good to see people supplying gluten free options.

    Enjoy doughnut day I hope it will be fun.

  9. Lorenz Valdez says:

    Aloha and thank you for sharing this great reminder for the end of the week.

    I had no idea it was National doughnut day, but I do know I will be going to dunkin doughnuts.

    Here in Hawaii, Maui is the only island with Krispy Kreme, I am here on Oahu so I might even ask someone flying in from Maui if they can bring some hehe.

    I doubt it though because of COVID still lingering.

    All the other doughnut shops mentioned we DO-nut have here in hawaii as well, just Dunkin Doughnuts.

    Thanks again.

  10. Philebur says:

    Hello there and thanks so much for such a wonderful preview of National Doughnut Day deals! Doughnuts are one of my favourite snacks and will continue to be at this price (free!). I can go several days eating them without getting tired of it, so bring on the donut deals!  I had never heard of such thing as ”National Doughnut’s Day”. Thanks a lot for the information!

  11. evans says:

    this really sounds exciting  getting to know that once again we are this far away from this year doughnuts National Day..i would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on some really great offers for national doughnut day. i was waiting for duckin’s doughnut offer but i do not think that it will be possible because of the covid 19 pandemic and also belive it will strongly affect this year National doughnut day..

    thanks  for sharing i look forward to sharing it

    • Alyce says:

      Hi evans, I hope you enjoy the great National Doughnut Day deals – many Dunkin’ locations are open and will have their National Donut Day offers on June 5 and June 6 – 7.

  12. Awinikistevie says:

    Hello there, This is an amazing roundup of doughnut deals that you have got here for National Doughnut Day. The krispy kream doughnuts looks pretty amazing and hopefully I can get some of the glazed ones when they are fresh and hot off of the line! I’ll start on June first with free doughnut #1 and close out the week of treats on June fifth with a free doughnut at the krispy kream.

    • Alyce says:

      It’s awesome that there is a week of free doughnuts this year at Krispy Kreme on National Doughnut Week 2020!! Enjoy them all!!!

  13. LeinaYMB says:

    This made me so happy to read because I love my sweets, it also really sucked though lol. As of 2-3 years ago, I can’t do gluten anymore. I’ve found a lot of great replacements for things, but I’ll tell you what, donuts are not one of them. They are just not the same as a good old fashion fluffy donut. You don’t know what you have until it’s gone has a whole new meaning for me these days lol.

    • Alyce says:

      Aww, I have lived with people who had strict dietary restrictions and it can be a challenge to stick with the program where favorites are involved. However, you may still be able to indulge, as I noticed a lot of highly rated gluten-free doughnut options while doing research for this article. I’ll update with a section of some gluten-free options because I suspect there are a lot of people who would love to know about options that have such great reviews!!

  14. Sami says:

    I have to admit that I have little and no experience with a national doughnut day!  What a fun concept and a super good excuse to have a doughnut.  I am sure our local bakeries have some sort of Doughnut Day surprise. Small towns often find these events happening without them, so will be on the alert to see what is about.  

    I think that living off the major thoroughfares of the world make things like National Doughnut Day such an unusual sounding event that we forget that you who do live where these things are par for the course forget about important times like the first day of hunting season.  Friday night ball games, 4-H fares, the things that mark our days.  

    Finding fun reads like this one to give me a heads up about how to enjoy this event, even without a major outlet, or a service to get it delivered, is a prime find.  Might make it worth driving to where these offers are given and cash in on the specials available.  However, I do think I will probably settle for a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of Ice water on the back deck with my Hubby. Thank you for sharing this with me.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Sami, I grew up in a small town and have wonderful memories of my time as a 4-H member and exploring nature!

      We had a Dunkin’ Donuts and a couple of local doughnut shops. One of my favorite things as a kid was to go to Dunkin’ Donuts, pick out a doughnut from the giant display, and sit at the counter to eat it. The excitement of the sweet treat and getting to sit at swiveling bar stools was a huge event in those days!! 🙂

  15. Selenity Jade says:

    Oooh, donuts!!  By the way, YAY to a Cafe Du Monde mention.  I live near New Orleans.  ^_^;

    They have a really awesome donut chain down here in Louisiana.  Meche’s Donut King (or Ricky Meche’s Donut King) and it is freaking the BEST DONUTS EVER!  I’ll have to check out if they have a donut day special going on.  Thanks for letting us know about National Donut Day!

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Selenity Jade! The New Orleans area is so beautiful and the beignets and coffee at Cafe Du Monde are legit!!

  16. Jerry says:

    National donut day! Must be something american (lol). Of course, when you are a great donut fan, this information is absolutely fantastic. I did not realize there were so many choices. I wonder if there is a big difference in quality between donut shops. Is there a shop that stands out from the rest or are there the best quality shops? Or is Dunkin Donuts, which we have here in Thailand, simply the best?

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Jerry, You are correct about this being an American “holiday” and that doughnuts are quite loved in the United States! Some people have an almost cult-like loyalty to their favorite doughnut and will passionately insist that their favorite is THE best.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

      Personally, my favorite doughnuts are the more fancy / gourmet creations from local shops like Sublime Doughnuts in Atlanta, GA and Voodoo Doughnuts in Portland, OR. However, I’ll admit that the amazing taste of a hot glazed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme are also quite a delicious treat! Yum!!

  17. Sheddy Ovb says:

    Helooo Dear, a big thanks to you for sharing this beautiful piece with the members of the public. It’s really informational. Anyways I really enjoyed lasts year national doughnut day, it was so amazing band Finnis. I just can’t wait for that’s of 2020 to come, it’s really going to be cool. I will make sure I keep on checking this site for updates. 

    • Alyce says:

      We will continue to monitor these stores for their offers and will post the National Doughnut Day details for 2020 as soon as we get them! Enjoy!!

  18. edahnewton1 says:

    Hey nice article you have there. Thanks for sharing such a timely information, I have been thinking on where to get a quality doughnuts that will suit my mum’s taste during the  National doughnuts day celebration. I am glad having different option of nice places to buy from. I will be checking on this site  to get updated on when othe 2020 offer will be announced. Regards.

    • Alyce says:

      It’s too early to know what the exact offers will be for National Doughnut Day 2020, but if it’s half as good as it was in 2019, then it’s definitely worth it to mark your calendar for the event (Friday, June 5th 2020)!

  19. coolycue says:

    That sounds so tasty, now I am craving donuts! I love donuts not supposed to eat them but I splurge and have one every now and then so I do not go on a donuts binge. I could not believe how many people are donuts crazed in this country until I worked in a donuts shop years ago. If you run out of donuts on Saturday morning people get downright angry about it! Now I live way out in the country and have no donuts shops anywhere near me. We have a Walmart and we like the donuts from there but we would love some fresh krispe kremes. Will the Krispee Kreme website deliver to my door while they are fresh? Have they teamed with a delivery company? Seems everyone is startling to go this route. We are thinking of celebrating donut day! I love holidays, especially when you get sweets!

    • Alyce says:

      Check with your closest Krispy Kreme restaurant to find out what delivery options are available to you. In some places they may offer their own delivery, and in other places the delivery may be handled by a third party company like GrubHub or DoorDash.

  20. Darrin says:

    Okay, before coming upon this site I had never heard of a National Doughnut Day, but all of a sudden I have a craving for some Krispy Kreme! Sounds like a fun day, only I wonder if they will have a smaller showing this year since it is right on the heels of Planet Lockdown. In fact, some places may still be at that point in June. Anyway, it’s a great idea to get out and just enjoy the day. Coffee and doughnuts! All-time favorite combo meal, and I think it hits all 4 food groups!

    • Alyce says:

      Let’s all hope that planet lockdown eases up soon and allows us to enjoy some free doughnuts on National Doughnut Day!

  21. Nuttanee says:

    Omg, National doughnut day is right around the corner. I live in NYC and I wish that there is a Krispy Kream location, with the legit store here. Having the warm and see it made in front of you is everything. We have it but it is in the train station so it doesn’t count.

    Anyways, back to the topic. Thanks for sharing the deal! I will use the code BE SWEET for Krispy Kreme and pick it up 🙂 

    If the covid-19 won’t let me go out and about, I am just going to get the baby cakes donuts maker and make it myself. so much fun! 

    • Alyce says:

      Sounds like a plan! I hope you are able to enjoy the “hot doughnuts now” at Krispy Kreme again soon!!

  22. Kirkman says:

    i would love to go for free doughnuts on the national doughnuts day and get free doughnuts. events like this is a medium to show love and oneness among our selves. but i doubt if there will be any from walmart with the panic and lock down due to the corona virus pandemic. thank you for this

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Kirkman, So far, other restaurants have continued with their National food celebrations (like National Burrito Day), so I’m expecting that National Doughnut Day will also be full of sweet doughnut offers too. Stay tuned for details (enjoy the Dunkin’ Donuts offers on Fridays or the Krispy Kreme offers on Saturdays for now).

  23. Feji ben says:

    Celebrated annually on the first Friday in June, the day of the pastry was established in 1938 to honor the Salvation Army Donut Lassies, women who served the treats to soldiers during World War I.For my family its a very well repected day and i can wait for it to come…the only problem i have now is this pandemic i hope it would have solved by them as i have a lot of sales to make that day.

  24. PrettySophia says:

    Hello there,i must say….You “don’t” want to miss sweet savings on Friday, June 7. National Doughnut Day – or National Donuts Day in some circles – and shops … be running special promotions, so expect big deals and maybe even long lines if you venture out. This year i think i will go for one or two of these offers as i have missed a lot of doughnuts days before and i “donut” want to miss this one

    • Alyce says:

      I agree that you may as well take advantage of all the sweet doughnut offers that you can!! 

      Keep in mind that there are currently free doughnut offers at Dunkin’ Donuts on Fridays and at Krispy Kreme on Saturdays. Enjoy!

  25. Christine says:

    My whole family loves donuts especially the Krispy Kreme donuts. Whenever we drive pass any Krispy Kreme store, we never missed stopping by.

    With the “Friends and Neighbors” offer, there is no reason for us not to pick-up a dozen :). Actually, I have to buy 2 dozens so that I can have free 2 dozens with a smiley face donut in each. If not, my son and daughter will be fighting for the smiley face donut :).

    Thank you for the information.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Christine, Those smiley face doughnuts from Krispy Kreme are a nice touch!! Plus, I think we can all use the extra dose of joy in our lives right now! It’s also nice that this generous promotion is happening right now without having to wait for the deals on National Doughnut Day!

  26. Kenechi Obinna says:

    Walmart dough is one of the best doughnuts I have tasted and it is something that always increase my appetite each time I take it. I don’t really know much about others listed in this article but I’m just okay with Walmart doughnuts. I love taking it together with my hot coffee.

    • Alyce says:

      Coffee is the perfect complement to doughnuts and thanks for sharing the tip about the tasty doughnuts at Walmart! I haven’t tried the doughnuts there yet but it sounds like they are definitely going to be worth the trip! 

  27. Smoochi says:

    Thank you and i do feel enlightened by your article. i would also have to learn a couple of things from you as the website template is beautiful and really clear.this is an awesome article on some really great offers for national doughnut day. i was waiting for duckin’s doughnut offer but i do not think that it will be possible because of the covid 19 pandemic

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Smoochi, 

      Dunkin’ Donuts and Krispy Kreme are actually still open for takeout service (and delivery in some areas) and they are also both offering deals right now! No need to wait for National Doughnut Day — for a limited time, get freebies on Fridays at Dunkin’ Donuts and on Saturdays at Krispy Kreme. Enjoy!

  28. Michael Gravette says:

    I love Krispy Kreme donuts.  I saw that they are coming out with the yeast version that they started with.  When I was a kid, the donuts were twice the size they are now.  I remember asking my wife’s father why Krispy Kreme donuts tasted so good.  He said it was due to the sweat dropping in the tub from the guy stirring the dough.  Not sure that is true, but they are good.  Nice article.  I will for the June deals.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Michael, When the Krispy Kreme stores / restaurants are open near me, they often have people lined up to watch the glazed donuts rolling through the open kitchen. The “hot doughnuts now” sign indicates that the a hot, fresh treats are ready — it’s a sign that can be hard to pass up!

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