National Donut Day is June 5

By: Conroe Today Staff
| Published 06/05/2015


CONROE, Texas - Approximately twenty miles south of Conroe, Spring, Texas, is trying to lay claim to the title “Donut Capital of the World” with over a dozen donut shops within a 2-mile radius. Conroe boasts of having just as many, so there’s no fear of a donut shortage on National Donut Day.

Celebrate the tradition with a donut.

It may surprise you to know that the Salvation Army is responsible for declaring the first Friday in June as National Donut Day (or National Doughnut Day), not one of the major donut shop chains. A tribute to the women who kept up the soldiers’ morale during wartime by serving donuts and coffee to the troops returning from the front lines, the first were reported to be Salvation Army volunteers in France during World War I. The Red Cross adopted this tradition during World War II. The women of both volunteer organizations were referred to as 'Doughnut Dollies.'

It was over a quarter of a century after that war began, that the day was officially declared in 1938, and it’s still being celebrated over three quarters of a century later.

Although some national chains are participating in a free donut give-away, it is at the discretion of the owner of the franchise, so inquire within. Regardless whether you get a free donut or not, celebrate the organizations and honor their volunteers by indulging in a donut. The list of Conroe donut shops is plentiful…

You’ll be delighted with Delite Doughnut located at 15500 Fm 1484 Rd, and you won’t have to worry about waiting at Donut Express at 16145 Fm 1485 Rd. You’ll probably go round and round trying to make a decision at Donut Wheel on 706 W Davis St, and Dunkin' Donuts is located at 800 N Loop 336 West. Krispy Donuts is located at 400 Stephen F Austin Dr, and anytime is a prime time for a donut at Prime Donut at 100 Scarborough Dr. There’s no shortage of Shipley Do-Nuts with three Conroe locations...1031 N Loop 336 W. Conroe (77301), 12339 I-45N Willis (77318), and 15243 Highway 105 West, which is east of Montgomery (77356). Supreme Donuts at 14586 Fm 1485 Rd, Ste B, makes a supreme donut, but Top Bakery Donut Cafe at 18861 Fm 1314 Rd, says their donuts are tops. And yes, there’s even a donut shop named Yes Donuts which is located at 463 Fm 1488. Yum-Yum Donuts says the first word out of your mouth eating their donuts guessed it…”Yum.”

With over a dozen donut locations in the Spring area just a couple of miles apart, Conroe provides Spring with stiff competition for the title “Donut Capital of the World,” so there’s no reason not to be able to celebrate the day without a donut.

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