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Sweet: Friday Is National Donut Day

The Dunkin' Donuts locations in Pasadena are handing out free doughnuts Friday.

It seems like there is a special day for just about everything these days and the doughnut is no exception.

National Donut Day is Friday and in honor of their big day, doughnut shops across the nation—including some in Anne Arundel County—will hand out free doughnuts to customers.

With many locations in the area, Dunkin' Donuts is on board with the holiday.

For a free doughnut, you'll need to purchase a beverage (hot or cold), according to their "Behind the Beans" blog. You might want to do this in the morning.

They say that they'll hand out one free doughnut of your choice "while supplies last." (Could Dunkin' Donuts ever really run out of donuts?) Find your nearest store using their restaurant locator.

In Pasadena, employees at the Dunkin' Donuts shops at 8053 Ritchie Highway, 350 Mountain Rd. and 8487 Fort Smallwood Rd. all confirmed they would be participating in this year's National Donut Day.

The chain has about 35 varieties of doughnuts, depending on the location and size of the store.

The holiday itself, always celebrated on the first Friday of June each year, was established in 1938 by the Chicago Salvation Army to honor women who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I.

The Salvation Army this year is teaming up with baking company Entenmann's to help celebrate National Donut Day. Entenmann's will donate proceeds from sales and offer customers a chance to win free doughnuts for a year, by entering a contest on its Facebook page. Entenmann's doughnuts can be found at area grocery stores.

Follow more National Donut Day celebrations on Twitter at: #DoughnutDay or #DonutDay. You can also visit donutdayusa.com.

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