Image courtesy of Shipley Do-Nuts
Friday, June 1 is National Donut Day, but Shipley Do-Nuts is hoping to turn it into National Do-Nut Day. The Houston, Texas-based donut chain is teaming up with The Salvation Army to make the day extra special.

From 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. on National Donut Day, Shipley Do-Nuts will offer all customers one free glazed do-nut with a purchase. A portion of the day’s sales will be donated to The Salvation Army of Houston.

“We are very excited to partner with The Salvation Army again this year.  Their mission of assisting the community is very much in line with our core values as a brand,” says Shipley Do-Nuts President, Lawrence Shipley, III.

Shipley Do-Nuts originated in Houston where it still maintains its offices and production facility.  Today, the chain is rapidly approaching 300 franchises with locations in Texas, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.  The company has plans to reach 400 stores by 2022.

The history of National Donut Day traces back a century to 1917 when The Salvation Army began a mission to provide support for U.S. soldiers fighting in France during World War I with, among many other things, fried donuts.