Friday, June 3, 2011


June 3, 2011 is the 73rd anniversary of National Doughnut Day. A day marked to commemorate the 1938 fundraiser for the Chicago Salvation Army, to help those in need during the Great Depression. In addition, it is a day to honor the Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers. (Kevin Fagan “A holey holiday” SF Chronicle. June 6, 2009) Today is the perfect day to pick up a box of deep fried brunch desserts to share with the office. National chains Krispy Kreme and Dunkin Donuts will be giving away free doughnuts, but don’t forget to patronize your Atlanta doughnut shop and take a bite of local goodness:

Artisans Foods Bakery and Café*

1169 Canton Street

Roswell, Georgia 30075

Beignet Connection - Downtown*

349 Decatur Street SE

Atlanta, Georgia 30312

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar

419 West Ponce De Leon Avenue

Decatur, Georgia 30030

Dough In A Box

3184 Austell Road SW

Marietta, Georgia 30008

Donut King

2250 Scenic Highway N #B
Snellville, Georgia 30078

Dutch Monkey Donuts

3075 Ronald Reagan Blvd. #502

Cumming, Georgia 30041

Dunkin Donuts
Participating Locations
One free donut with purchase of beverage.

Happy DonutsEast Atlanta Village
380 Flat Shoals SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30316

Henris Bakery - Buckhead

61 Irby Avenue NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30305

Krispy Kreme
Participating Locations
One free donut. No purchase required.

Sublime Donuts – Midtown

535 10th Street NW

Atlanta, Georgia 30318

*Beignet Connection and Artisans Foods Bakery serve beignets (French doughnuts), deep fried dough sprinkled with confectioner's sugar.