Everywhere You Can Get Free Donuts Today for National Donut Day

National Donut Day is today—Friday, June 3—and oh my, there are tons of free donuts for you.

National Donut Day is back on Friday, June 3. It lands in early June every year to bring truckloads of discounted and, sometimes, free donuts to your mouth. 

Before National Donut Day was a holiday that featured free donuts from Krispy Kreme, Dunkin', Tim Hortons, and the like, it had a reason for existing. It was created back in 1938 as a way to honor World War I's Donut Lassies, a group of women who volunteered with the Salvation Army to boost soldier morale. 

One of the ways morale was boosted was to serve up donuts to soldiers using the very limited resources at hand. "[Those volunteers] met a group of soldiers from the American First Division," Doran Cart, senior curator at the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City previously told Thrillist. "They really wanted to give the soldiers something that was homemade and not just candy or cigarettes or things like that. So, they scrounged up some of the fixings, which were pretty simple at that time."

Now, it's a day where that legacy lives on through donut-slinging shops handing out some sweet treats. Here's our running list of the popular chains across the country where you can pick up a free, warm donut of your own.

viennetta/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Free Donuts for National Donut Day

Krispy Kreme
The deal: Stop in and get a totally free donut. Any donut you want. It's on the house, no purchase is required. 
When: June 3

The deal:
Get a free classic donut for National Donut Day with the purchase of any beverage at a participating location. 
When: June 3

7-Eleven, Speedway, and Stripes
The deal:
If you're a 7Rewards or Speedy Rewards member, you can take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free deal on donuts for National Donut Day. 
When: June 3-5

Tim Hortons
The deal:
Tim Rewards members can buy a donut through the app or online to get a free donut with their next purchase. 
When: Through June 5

The deal:
RaceTrac Rewards Members can get a free donut on National Donut Day at participating locations. 
When: June 3

Duck Donuts
The deal:
Get a free cinnamon sugar donut in-shop to celebrate Donut Day. You don't have to buy anything. 
When: June 3

Shipley Do-Nuts
The deal
: Make a purchase and get a free glazed do-nut. 
When: June 3, 5 am-noon

national donut day deal 7-eleven
Courtesy of 7-Eleven

Treat & Donut Deals for National Donut Day

Primo's Donuts
The deal:
Celebrate National Donut Day with the Los Angeles shop by getting donuts in the mail through Goldbelly. You can get $20 off your first purchase with the code "GOLDB3LLYIT."
When: Ongoing

Insomnia Cookies
The deal:
For the entire month, you can take $2 off any of its 'wich products. It's cookie time. 
When: Through June 30

The deal:
Take $5 off any ice cream cake purchase of at least $35 with the code "GRILLMASTER."
When: June 1-15

The deal: Get a free medium sundae with the purchase of any burger to close out National Burger Month. Though, you also have to be a Sweet Rewards Club member. 
When: Through June 6

free donuts near me
Courtesy of Stan's Donuts

Local Deals on National Donut Day

Ainslie - Brooklyn, New York
The deal:
Get a free wood-fired pizza at the bar.
When: Through June 30, Monday through Friday, 5-6 pm

Billy's on the Beach - Newport Beach, California
The deal:
The revamped happy hour includes an $8 island-inspired cocktail or wine, as well as  apps like Billy’s Grilled Sausage Platter, Kahlua Pulled Pork Slider, Chicken Skewers, and Chowder Fries
When: Tuesday through Sunday, from 3-6 pm

Carroll Place - New York City, New York
The deal
: Get a free wood-fired pizza at the bar.
When: Through June 30, Tuesday through Friday from 5-6 pm and 11:30 pm to 12:30 am

Stan's Donuts & Coffee - Chicago, Illinois
The deal: Every Stan's customer at all 16 locations can grab a free glazed cake donut. No purchase is required at all. 
When: June 3

Other Deals on National Donut Day

The deal:
If you're a first-time customer through 7NOW, you can grab a free pizza with the code "PIZZA."
When: Through June 6

Peter Piper's Pizza
The deal: Grab two large one-topping pizzas for $24. 
When: Through July 24

Carrabba's Italian Grill
The deal: Spend $50 on a gift card to get a $10 bonus card in return. 
When: Purchase through June 19

McAlister's Deli
The deal:
You'll grab a $5 gift card when you spend $25 on gift cards.
When: Through June 19

The deal:
Grab a free $5 gift when you buy a $25 gift card. 
When: Through June 20

Moe's Southwest Grill
The deal:
Get a free $5 gift card when you spend $25 on gift cards. 
When: Through June 19

Bonefish Grill
The deal:
Get a free $10 gift card when you spend at least $50 on a gift card. The bonus card can be used from June 21 to August 21. 
When: Purchase through June 19

Want more food deals?

Here's our huuuuuuuge running list of all the free food you can get right now, as well as the best pizza dealsreward programs, birthday freebiesgift card offersfood delivery offersalcohol delivery deals, and perks for getting your vaccination against COVID-19. If you want a little more than, say a free taco, we also have you covered with a long list of meals you can get at fast food chains under $5. You're welcome.

Want more Thrillist? Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, TikTok, and Snapchat.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Staff Writer at Thrillist. Follow Dustin on Twitter.