Participation and offers can vary by location and unless otherwise noted these deals are only available June 1 while supplies last. To be on the safe side, check with your closest location.
Shops across the country are marking the day with fried freebies and delectable deals.
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.
"The doughnut was and continues to be a symbol of the comfort and support that The Salvation Army provides to more than 23 million people in need each year," said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, Salvation Army secretary for national community relations and development in a statement.
Burger King: The fast-food chain is cutting a hole in its Whopper sandwich to create the “first flame-grilled donut” at five select restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and Salt Lake City. The Whopper Donut only available Friday comes with a “free” mini slider, which is the donut hole of the burger.
Duck Donuts: Get one free classic doughnut Friday, including bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar. No purchase necessary and also get a buy-one-get-one free doughnut coupon redeemable through June 17.
Duffy's Sports Grill: On Friday, get a free order of Red Velvet doughnuts at all locations. Limit one order per table.
Dunkin' Donuts: Get a free classic doughnut of your choice with the purchase of any beverage all day Friday while supplies last.
Edible Arrangements: The chain has launched new Edible Donuts made with granny smith apples, chocolate and a variety of toppings. On Friday, get a free doughnut and from June 2-6 any size or combo is buy-one-get-one free.
Entenmann’s: The baked goods brand is accepting entries through June 30 for its Chief Donut Officer Contest at www.chiefdonutofficer.com for the chance to win the honorary title and prizes including $5,000 and a year’s supply of donuts.
Giant Eagle: Get a dozen doughnuts for $3.99 Friday at 175 corporate and 54 independently-owned and operated Market District supermarkets throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, north central West Virginia and Maryland. Also, GetGo Café + Market stores will have a buy-one-get-one free doughnut deal. Both offers require the chain's Advantage Card.
Krispy Kreme: No purchase is necessary to get one free doughnut Friday.
Papa John's: Get a free order of the pizza chain’s warm donut holes Friday with any online purchase. Starting June 2, use promo code DONUT for a free order with any purchase of two pizzas.