Friday (June 7) is National Doughnut Day, and local shops are celebrating with sweet treats and specials. Check out where you can score:
Country Style Donuts (8902 W. Broad St., (804) 270-1180 and 4300 Williamsburg Road, (804) 222-2466): Free doughnut or small coffee with any purchase.
Duck Donuts (1600 Willow Lawn Drive, #130, 6 N. Laurel St.): Free bare, cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar doughnut, no purchase necessary.
Dunkin’ Donuts (all locations): Free classic doughnut of your choice with a purchase of any beverage.
Krispy Kreme (all locations): Free doughnut of any variety — no purchase necessary.
Rise (11561 W. Broad St., (804) 599-1092): 100 percent of sales of the chocolate icing doughnut will be donated to FeedMore
Sugar Shack Donuts (1001 N. Lombardy St., (804) 278-5900; 1501 N. Parham Road,(804) 288-1200; 1931 Huguenot Road, (804) 728-1932: "Shirt and gift card specials, pre-packed assorted dz boxes, and lots of love!" Plus this update:
"National Donut Day is June 7th and is our craziest, busiest, most difficult day. Staff works long hours, many coming in the night before. Demand is way higher than we can possibly supply because we hand make all of our dough and it takes hours to make a single donut. It's also the one day we don't accept preorders, and usually limit donuts per person. All of that said, please remember that the employees are all working very hard to keep up."
"Also, it's not a day to just get endless free donuts just for walking in the door despite what the media says. There is an actual, honorable meaning to the day. So for a free donut today, come briefly summarize to us why the day matters."
Sweet Shop Donuts Café (1800 A South Creek One, Powhatan, (804) 379-6800): Free glazed doughnut with any purchase.
Williams Bakery (8084 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 9502 Chamberlayne Road, 309 E. Nine Mile Road): $1 off a dozen doughnuts.