SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – National Doughnut day is celebrated on the first Friday of June each year.
The celebration was started in 1938 as a fundraiser for Chicago’s The Salvation Army. The original goal was to raise money for those in need during the Great Depression.
The fundraiser also honored The Salvation Army “Lassies” of World War I, who served doughnuts to soldiers.
Now, some 80 years later, the United States is celebrating National Doughnut Day.
Check out our list of Utahn’s favorite doughnuts:
Jack’s Donuts in South Jordan is a fan favorite. We hear the Strawberry Cream Cheese is delicious and reasonably priced
Banbury Cross Donuts on 700 East is a Utah classic. Their old-fashioned blueberry and maple bar have kept donut lovers coming back for years.
Kamas Chevron has a wide selection for your pit-stop needs. Who doesn’t love a donut on the road?
Johnny O’s Spudnuts in Logan doughnut’s are soft and tasty. We hear the raspberry bear claw is a must. Also, if you go the last hour before closing you can get your doughnuts 50% off during “Spuddy Hour.”
Roger’s Bakery in Magna has traditional doughnuts that “can’t be beat.” We’ve been told to try the alligator jaw.
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Is it doughnut or donut?
Doughnut is the original term. Doughnut it how it was spelled in the first recorded print in 1782. The change to donut just appeared one day.
According to Marian Webster Dictionary “donut” is included simply because it is a simpler way to spell it.
Both spellings are acceptable, its all based on preference.