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Celebrating National Doughnut Day in the Motor City

Prepare yourself for a mouthwatering adventure on the first Friday in June as we celebrate National Doughnut Day in the heart of the Motor City. This delectable occasion pays homage to the iconic doughnut while honoring the heroic Salvation Army Lassies, who fearlessly served these delectable treats to soldiers during World War I.

Detroit’s National Doughnut Day Extravaganza

But wait, we have a special treat for you! In Detroit, there’s a place that will kickstart your day with a custom-made doughnut tailored to your wildest dreams. This Friday, as National Donut Day unfolds, Holy Moly Donuts is here to satisfy your sweet tooth and ignite your morning with a personalized doughnut creation.

Prepare to be spoilt for choice with their wide array of doughnut varieties. From classic glazed wonders to tantalizing creme-filled delights, or even delectably crafted doughnut holes, Holy Moly Donuts has it all.

So, let’s rally together and support our local bakeries by picking up a dozen and spreading the joy to our brave first responders, nursing stations, or cherished charitable organizations. Remember to share your love for doughnuts on social media using the hashtags #NationalDonutDay or #NationalDoughnutDay.

For those who prefer to indulge in the already perfected delights, Holy Moly Donuts also offers a tempting selection of “fancy” doughnuts, including irresistible apple fritters, glazed twists, and mouthwatering cinnamon rolls. And to complement your customized doughnut experience, don’t forget to explore Chilled Peels, the extended venture of Holy Moly, offering a range of personalized lemonades right in the bakery.

But if your breakfast cravings lean towards something savory rather than sweet, fear not! Holy Moly has you covered with made-to-order bagel breakfast sandwiches featuring five different types of bagels to satisfy your morning hunger pangs.

The Fascinating History Behind National Doughnut Day

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fascinating history behind National Doughnut Day. Back in 1938, the Salvation Army established this momentous occasion to honor the remarkable women who selflessly served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. Originally, this day was envisioned as a fundraiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army, aiming to aid the needy during the challenging times of the Great Depression.

It was in 1917 that the courageous ladies of the Salvation Army first introduced the iconic “Salvation Army Doughnut.” As they ventured to the front lines of Europe during the turmoil of WWI, their homemade delicacies served as a beacon of hope and lifted the spirits of the troops.

Imagine this: doughnuts cooked in oil within the metal helmets of American soldiers, fondly referred to as “doughboys” at the time. As the word spread, the more concise spelling “donut” became widely recognized.

Now, on this glorious day, bakeries and coffee shops across the United States come together to offer enticing doughnut deals to their esteemed customers. But in Detroit, we take it up a notch with the unforgettable experience, where you can bring your wildest doughnut fantasies to life.

So, dear reader, get ready to embark on a heavenly journey of doughnut bliss. Let’s embrace National Doughnut Day, celebrate the legacy of the Salvation Army Lassies, and savor the sweet moments that make life truly delicious.

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Growing up in Detroit, Lindsey is a Michigan State University alumnus. She feels incredibly lucky to live in Detroit, and much more, to spend her days promoting the Detroit area as a travel destination.