It's a very important day today when cops everywhere will be sitting at coffee shops and eating donuts...just like they do everyday. Well June 4th is National Donut Day which was started by the Salvation Army (Huh?) in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to our servicemen in the first World War...how bizarre. Here are some interesting facts regarding the sweet round things with the hole in the middle:
Americans devour (and I do mean devour) over 10 billion donuts a year...good gosh.
Canada has the most donut shops per capita...however America has way more shops overall.
Louisville, KY is the #1 donut loving city, per capita again, and they are darn tootin' proud of that fact.
Completely unrelated...Louisville, KY also has the largest number of heart bypass surgeries in the country, not per capita, and not substantiated either (for effect actually).
Donuts originated from Holland in the 16th century...those damn Dutch!
Here is some more pertinent information regarding today:
Dunkin Donuts will be giving away one free donut with the purchase of any beverage.
Krispy Kreme will be giving away one free donut to every customer who asks...and by the way they ask that you leave your wigs and fake mustaches at home because they can tell.
The Donut Pub on 203 W 14th st will be giving away one free donut with every dozen purchased...ever hear of a bakers dozen?
Donut Plant on Grand St. is offering nothing and when I called I was told that they will be serving just their normal special donuts. Great! I'm gonna go there then.
A note of caution...please do not use this day as an excuse to stuff your faces. Don't say it's only one donut and it won't affect your diet. And don't blame me for eating a free donut after reading this...free will man, free will.