National Doughnut Day, the first Friday in June, celebrates the usually sweet, deep-fried ring-shaped piece of dough. And you could score a freebie Friday.

The Salvation Army created National Doughnut Day in 1938 to honor the women who served the doughnuts to soldiers in World War I, according to NationalDayCalendar.com.

It began as a fundraiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army during the Great Depression. To celebrate, Dunkin’ Donuts will be giving a free doughnut (while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage. Find Dunkin’ Donuts at 904 E. University Blvd. 882-7711; 4676 E. Grant Road, 795-7142; 5346 E. 22nd St., 790-5892; 1655 W. Valencia Road, 741-1926; and 2553 N. Campbell Ave., 795-3086.

Here are a few of our favorite doughnut shops:

  • Alvernon Donut Shop
  • , 1450 S. Alvernon Way, 326-3307.
  • Le Cave’s Bakery
  • , 1219 S. Sixth Ave., 624-2561.
  • Donut King
  • , 150 W. Grant Road, 623-7260.
  • Donut Wheel
  • , 2630 S. Kolb Road, 748-8129; 4524 W. Ina Road, 744-2811; 4801 S. Campbell Ave., 889-2238; 675 W Valencia Road, 294-5559.
  • Queen Donuts
  • , 5975 W. Western Way Circle, 908-3280.
  • Young Donut Shop
  • , 1043 N. Kolb Road, 298-0020.
  • Wheel Donuts
  • , 3860 E. Pima St., 326-0117.

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