Friday 2 June is National Donut Day.
While there are many half-baked food holidays — there seems to be another one every day — there is a touching story behind this annual celebration. During the First World War, the Salvation Army sent women carrying coffee and baked goods to areas near the front lines in France to boost the morale of the troops. In 1938, the Salvation Army honored these women by declaring the first Friday in June as National Donut Day.
Several establishments in the Rochester area have made it a tradition to mark the day with freebies and other specials. They are available while supplies last, so it’s a good idea to visit early.
Golden Harvest Bakery
Golden Harvest Bakery will be giving away a free glazed or cinnamon sugar donut to every customer on Friday. Plus, customers can spin the wheel for a chance to win freebies like a gift card, dozen donuts, fries, donut and more. At 368 Jefferson Road in Henrietta, it opens at 7:30 a.m
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Ridge Donut Café
Ridge Donut Café will offer a free fried cookie to every customer, no purchase necessary. It will also make a special carrot cake donut. At 1600 Portland Ave., Ridge Donut Café, opens at 06.00
Donuts Delite will offer a free mini apple fritter with any purchase at both locations: 674 West Ridge Road and 1700 Culver Road at Empire Boulevard. Both locations open at 06.00
Schutt’s apple mill
Schutt’s Apple Mill will offer one free glazed, cinnamon and sugar or plain baked cookie to each of its visitors on Friday, “just to be awesome.” Schutt’s Apple Mill, at 1063 Plank Road in Penfield, opens at 9 a.m
Honeoye Falls Marketplace and Mendon Meadows Marketplace
Honeoye Falls Marketplace and Mendon Meadows Marketplace will give one free donut to customers who purchase between 08.00 and 10.00. The donuts will be in the till as long as stocks last. The donuts are made in house at Honeoye Falls Marketplace. Honeoye Falls Marketplace is at 166 W. Main St., Honeoye Falls. Mendon Meadows Marketplace is at 51 Assembly Drive, Mendon.
Enjoy a free classic donut of your choice with any beverage purchase.
Sunny’s Donuts will be offering a free fried cookie with any purchase and will also be serving up a couple of fun donut specials. The store, at 3885 Route 104 in Williamson, opens at 5 a.m
All Rochester Wegmans stores will offer an expanded selection of flavored donuts; the selection will vary.
Every Friday is donut day at The Red Fern. On National Donut Day, it will offer banana split donuts that are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free. The baked banana, chocolate and strawberry donut will be topped with vanilla buttercream, chocolate syrup, rainbow sprinkles and a maraschino cherry on top. They will be available for $6 each while supplies last ― in store (pre-order recommended) or for delivery via DoorDash & GrubHub. The Red Fern is at 283 Oxford St. near Park Avenue. It opens at 11
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