Whether you spell it doughnut or donut doesn’t matter. What does matter is that it’s National Doughnut Day (or National Donut Day) so get out there and get ’em while they’re hot!

You’ve been warned. If you’re not enjoying a donut right now, you should be…

We love any reason to celebrate. These days, as we are entwined in our busy lives and schedules, it helps to find time for celebrating and good times. This Friday, June 3, just happens to be one of those special days for celebrating, and enjoying…National Doughnut Day!

A brief history of the donut (err, doughnut)

The history of the “doughnut” isn’t really clear. However, their current shape and look began showing up in the United States in the mid 1800’s. It is widely believed that due to a distaste for the greasiness and undercooked centers of the existing shapes, the modern version of the donut that we have all come to know and love, evolved. A hole in the middle, what a novel idea?!

If you are like me, you really don’t need a special day to eat doughnuts. And, by partaking in National Donut Day, you will be continuing a long standing tradition in the US…

National Doughnut Day was started by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the “Salvation Army Lassies” or “Doughnut Dollies” (the women volunteers who served doughnuts to our troops in France during World War I).

I don’t know about you, but I am all set! Check out some of Austin’s favorite donut spots (according to Yelp). Even though, in my mind, there is no such thing as a “bad” donut.

Thank you “Doughnut Dollies” and thanks to the Salvation Army for all of your great work.