(KGTV) — National Donut Day celebrates to delicious, dunkable delight on Friday, June 7.
Nationally and around San Diego, donut purveyors will celebrate with deals and freebies for customers. The USS Midway is even hosting a special competition featuring some of the world's best eaters.
Historically, the donut traces back to 18th century Dutch settlers in America under the name olykoeks, or "oily cakes," according to the Smithsonian. The treat would evolve over time until it took on its more modern shape and flavor in New York City during early 19th century.
Now that you've had a dash of history, grab a cup of Joe and chow down in celebration of the delectable treat:
Sidecar Doughnuts (Del Mar): The first 50 guests at Sidecar Doughnuts' locations get a National Donut Day hat and a free donut card for flavors like a Salt & Straw Ice Cream collaboration flavor, Salted Malted Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, and lime poppyseed.
Donut Bar (Downtown San Diego): Donut Bar is giving away two dozen of its donuts to four lucky winners. To enter, share and like their Facebook post and add it to your FB story and Donut Bar will pick winners at random.
Nomad Donuts (North Park): The first 500 customers get a free maple, chocolate, or vanilla donut with purchase.
Peterson's Donut Corner (Escondido): For National Donut Day, Peterson's Donut Corner is supporting veterans with a special fundraiser to the Salvation Army.
Mary's Donuts (Santee): Get free donut holes with every purchase while supplies last at Mary's Donuts.
National Donut Day on USS Midway: Check out the 3rd annual World Donut Eating Championship aboard the flight deck of the USS Midway at 10 a.m. for free, and watch the best competitive eaters compete on National Donut Day.
Dunkin' deal: Get a free donut at Dunkin' with purchase of a beverage.
Krispy Kreme freebie: Krispy Kreme giving away one free donut to anyone who visits a location on Friday. No purchase necessary.
Walmart: Enjoy free samples of Seattle's Best coffee and donuts at participating Walmart locations on National Donut Day.