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Duck Donuts® Celebrates National Donut Day with Free Classic Donuts on Friday, June 1

ustomers Will Receive a Free Bare, Cinnamon Sugar or Powdered Sugar Donut, No Purchase Necessary

Duck Donuts, known for serving Warm, Delicious and Made-to-Order!® donuts, announced today it is celebrating National Donut Day with a free donut offer for customers on Friday, June 1. Visitors will receive one bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar donut, no purchase necessary. In addition, fans will also receive an exclusive National Donut Day coupon for “Buy One Donut, Get One Free,” redeemable until June 17.

“National Donut Day is easily one of our favorite holidays to celebrate with not only our fans, but with the Salvation Army, allowing many of our locations to honor the relationships they have with their local chapter,” said Russ DiGilio, founder and CEO of Duck Donuts Franchising Company. “We are looking forward to serving our warm and fresh classic donuts all day with the donut lovers in the communities we serve!”

National Donut Day, which is traditionally celebrated on the first Friday of June, was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I. To spread the excitement of the holiday throughout the community, stores will drop off donuts to The Salvation Army and other local businesses, schools, police stations, fire departments and more.

Duck Donuts specializes in warm, delicious and made-to-order donuts. Customers can choose from a variety of topping combinations, including traditional favorites such as chocolate icing with sprinkles and more adventurous creations such as maple icing with bacon. The family-friendly stores offer a viewing area where children and adults alike can watch their donuts being made. Duck Donuts also sells coffee, tea, donut breakfast sandwiches and more. To learn more about local promotions or locate the nearest Duck Donuts, visit


Duck Donuts was founded in 2006 by Russ DiGilio in Duck, North Carolina. His intention? To solve a family vacation problem: “Our family wanted a place to buy warm, delicious, made-to-order donuts, and when we couldn’t find one, we decided to start our own.”

By 2011, Duck Donuts had expanded to four Outer Banks locations and the donut business was so successful that DiGilio was continuously approached about franchise opportunities by fans who begged for a Duck Donuts in their community. The first franchise opened in Williamsburg, Virginia, in 2013, and there are now 66 open franchise locations and more than 140 additional contracts in 23 states and 2 countries.