Doughnut delivery by drone in Denver is a peek at the future

Today, Dunkin' Donuts has more than 12,200 stores in 45 countries.

Each year on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day honors Salvation Army Donut Lassies, dubbed Donut Girls or "Doughnut Dollies", who made fresh, complementary donuts in the trenches for American soldiers serving in France during World War I.

Bakers Dozen: Come in to get one free donut per customer on National Donut Day!

Pink Box Doughnuts, with locations in Las Vegas and Henderson, will be donating a portion of their proceeds throughout the day to The Salvation Army.

LaMar's Donuts: The midwest-based chain is offering a golden ticket to customers for free doughnuts - print or show it on your phone to get a treat.

In Grand Rapids, The Salvation Army is giving away 2,000 free doughnuts. The shop will also be offering a free doughnut with every breakfast and lunch sandwich order (limit one per person), as well as giveaways via social media.

Entenmann's: Doughnut lovers can enter a contest to win free Entenmann's donuts for a year.

Meanwhile, doughnuts were delivered Wednesday by drone to Denver's mayor and the city's police and fire departments in an event that provided a glimpse into what companies hope will be a quick, cheap way to get merchandise to customers.

Some, such as Dunkin' Donuts require a purchase of a beverage to get the freebie. Plus, anyone who retains their receipt from June 2 will get a BOGO coupon a box of a half dozen treats, redeemable through August 31. You can choose from vanilla or chocolate glazed, powdered and cinnamon sugar. 6 count glazed donuts, regular price $3.49 reduced to $1.97 on 6/2 only.

Donut Plant: Free carnival sprinkles mini cake donut. If you're in New York City, Entenmann's has fantastic festivities from 7 a.m.to 1 p.m.at Yankee Stadium, Times Square and at the Hard Rock Cafes on Time Square.

  • Zachary Reyes