Where to get free donuts on National Donut Day

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SAN DIEGO – If you’re craving something sweet, today you have and excuse to indulge. Friday is National Donut Day!

The Salvation Army started the annual celebration of the sweet fried dough rings in Chicago in 1938. It honors the group’s “Donut Lassies,” who served treats to soldiers during World War I.

Donut shops and chains across the U.S. are offering free donuts or a free donut with the purchase of a beverage Friday. Here are some of the places where you can get your free donut:

  • Donut Bar
  • Dunkin’ Donuts
  • Krispy Kreme

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