OK, free doughnut. Apparently Friday is National Doughnut Day (who knew?) and Krispy Kreme is giving away one free doughnut per customer at "participating locations." I hope that doesn't mean two locations in California.
Anyway, I assumed this was a holiday Krispy Kreme made up, not that there's anything wrong with that, but not so. Here's what the press release said:
National Doughnut Day was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to raise funds during the Great Depression and to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army volunteers who prepared doughnuts for thousands of soldiers. National Doughnut Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in June.
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton)