Hole-y delicious treats: today is National Doughnut Day.

pink donutWhat do donuts have to do with soccer? Not much, aside from the fact there are plenty of players who’d rather see donuts as the official half-time snack rather than oranges.

Regardless, we just wanted to let you know that today is, in fact, National Doughnut Day. It takes place the first Friday of every June, succeeding the Donut Day event created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soliders during World War I.

Did you know?

  • The average American eats 34 doughnuts a year.
  • 9,776 Dunkin’ Donuts shops in 31 countries sell 5.3 million donuts EACH DAY.
  • 10 million pounds of powdered sugar go into making 2 billion Hostess ‘Donettes,’ the most-bought brand in grocery stores.

Most donut shops across the country, including Dunkin’ Donuts, will be giving away free donuts today…while supplies last, of course, so get ’em while they’re hot!

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