NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY: Where to celebrate with a free doughnut or special treat today

Newsflash: National Doughnut Day falls on Friday, June 5 — and there are plenty of ways to indulge in this sweet treat without breaking the bank. From Dunkin’ to The Donut Haus Bakery in Springboro, plenty of local doughnut institutions are serving up innovative concoctions (doughnut ice cream sundae, anyone?) and deals (read: FREE doughnuts!) to its loyal customers.


These are the best National Doughnut Day deals in the Miami Valley.



Local Dunkin’ franchisee owner, Gilligan Company, who owns 33 Dunkin’ locations in the greater Dayton and Cincinnati area, is giving back to the community in honor of National Doughnut Day. Additionally, Dunkin’ is offering guests a free classic doughnut of their choice with the purchase of any beverage while supplies last.

Gilligan Company has partnered with the Anthony Muñoz Foundation, a non-profit organization named after former Cincinnati Bengals team member Anthony Muñoz to help support the greater Dayton and Cincinnati area, to provide a $20,000 scholarship to help a student in the area attend college. The scholarship will go to a high school senior who has financial need and has overcome adversity to continue their education past high school.

“We’re grateful to partner with Gilligan Company and Dunkin’” said Anthony Muñoz. “This partnership will give students a chance to pursue their dreams and continue their education. We’re thankful for Gilligan Company and Dunkin’s belief in our mission and their desire to give back to Tri-State youth.”

For more information, pay a visit to the Anthony Muñoz Foundation's website.

Find your closest Dunkin' by visiting their website.


On National Doughnut Day, Duck Donuts (the Dayton location can be found at the University of Dayton), will reward members with a free cinnamon sugar doughnut from June 5-7. This offer will be available through in-store, online, app and delivery sales. To receive the free doughnut, you must download and register on the Duck Donuts Rewards app before June 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Additionally, to honor the national holiday, Duck Donuts is introducing a limited-time National Doughnut Day assortment that includes some of the company’s most iconic flavors, such as french toast, blueberry, strawberry confetti and cookies & cream.

Download the Duck Donuts Rewards app on App Store or Google Play Store.

For more information about this deal, head to Duck Donuts' website.

Duck Donuts is located at 1200 Brown St. in Dayton. They are open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

There is also a location in Mason in the Deerfield Towne Center.

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Visit the drive thru at Jubie’s Creamery on Friday from noon to 10 p.m. to get a one-of-a-kind doughnut sundae made using a classic glazed doughnut from Bill’s Donut Shop and topped with your favorite flavor from Jubie’s.

Jubie’s Creamery is located at 471 W. Dayton-Yellow Springs Rd. in Fairborn.

For more information about this special concoction, pay a visit to their Facebook page.

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Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

The Donut Haus in Springboro will be celebrating National Doughnut Day by offering one free doughnut with any purchase of six or more doughnuts on Friday, June 5, from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Donut Haus is located at 305 W. Central Ave. in Springboro.

For more information about this National Doughnut Day deal, pay a visit to their Facebook page.


In honor of National Doughnut Day, Bill’s Donuts in Centerville will give away one free pineapple toasted coconut donut per customer while supplies last.

“Starting at 6:00 am we will be giving away a special donut to everyone that comes in, while supplies last. Our dining room is open and no face coverings are required. We will maintain the six foot social distancing guideline. We appreciate everyone's patience this last month. Looking forward to seeing everyone!” Bill’s shared on its Facebook page.


Donut Palace is celebrating National Donut Day with a free glazed twist or ring with any purchase. The donut shop also is honoring 2020 graduates with a free donut for graduates from noon-2 p.m. at the Huber Heights location and 4-6 p.m. at the Trotwood location. Whether you’re a high school, college or even kindergarten graduate, bring a tassel or something else to show you graduated. Then, take a photo with your donut with the hashtag #donutpalacegrad.

The Huber Heights drive-thu is open and two customers will be permitted in the store at a time. There will also be an area set up for graduates to snap a celebratory photo. The store’s typical hours are 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. but it will be open until 2 p.m. Friday for the occasion. The Trotwood location is open 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. for carry-out only.


Customers of Jim’s Donuts in Vandalia can have their pick of a free yeast or glazed donut with any purchase. Jim’s is open and ready to serve 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Only three customers can enter the store at a time.

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Credit: Ashley's Pastry Shop Facebook

Credit: Ashley's Pastry Shop Facebook


Playing off of 6 feet of social distance, Ashley’s is offering six donuts for $6 this National Donut Day. Ashley’s is a small, family-owned business that has been able to remain open throughout the pandemic, but other small businesses haven’t been so lucky. In an effort to support other businesses across the Miami Valley, Ashley’s purchased gift cards to a variety of local shops — from toy stores to car washes — that will be tucked into some $6 donut boxes at random. Ashley’s is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. with three guests in the store at a time (one family is considered one guest).


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