This week marks one of the best days of the year: National Doughnut Day. Celebrated annually on the first Friday of June, this year marks the unofficial holiday’s 80th anniversary.

Want to know a sweet secret? National Doughnut Day is more than just an excuse to indulge; it’s a celebration of the Salvation Army “Doughnut Girls” who provided the comforts of home (like coffee and doughnuts) to U.S. troops during both World Wars.

So treat yourself today with pride, not guilt . . . and maybe for free. On National Doughnut Day, you’ll get a complimentary doughnut at participating Dunkin’ Donuts with the purchase of any beverage, and you’ll get a free doughnut at participating Cumberland Farms when you buy a coffee or fountain drink between 5am and 10am.

If you’re in the mood for a doughnut that’s a bit more well-rounded (excuse the pun), head over to Keene Confections Pastry Shoppe or Lindy’s Diner. And if you really, really want something special, we at Masiello Employment are sharing a few of our favorite drive-worthy doughnut destinations:


Muriel’s Donuts, Lebanon, NH

In business for 51 years, Muriel’s serves up fried goodies (in nostalgic brown paper bags) like Plain, just begging to be dipped in a cup of coffee, or the popular Jelly Stick, with its almost-crunchy exterior and melt-in-your-mouth, jelly-laced interior.

Brothers Donuts & Deli, Franklin, NH

Here, it’s all about fresh, hand-cut doughnuts, and unique shop hours (3am to noon on weekdays). Arrive early to savor the Lemon-Filled or the Maple-Frosted Crème-Filled, both as decadent as they sound—and don’t forget to bring cash, as Brothers doesn’t accept credit cards.


Blackbird Doughnuts, Boston, MA

Take your pick from classic choices like Vanilla Glazed and Chocolate Sprinkle or be daring for something more unique, like the Everything Bagel Doughnut, a brioche doughnut filled with whipped cream cheese and topped with toasted garlic, onion, sesame, and poppy seeds.

The Holy Donut, Portland, ME

Maine potatoes are the unexpected ingredient for these tender yet crispy concoctions. Bacon Cheddar Filled and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt are two of their most popular flavors. Also popular? Their gluten-free and vegan options, which ensure no one leaves empty-handed.

If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that doughnuts are a uniquely delicious way to start (or end) a work day, or any day spent working hard to get a job. Once the sugar high passes, remember that Masiello Employment is here to help you find your perfect job—just give our recruiting team a call.