Thursday, June 2, 2016


here at BB's, we're all about donuts. did you know that? it's shocking, i know! but, all joking aside, we are really interested in donuts! this friday (june 3rd) is national donut day, and we wanted to give our loyal donut-loving customers some history on this strange but awesome holiday!

we'll begin our lesson around the time of the great depression and WWI, in 1938. chicago's salvation army used donuts as a way to serve those greatly affected by the depression, and would also travel overseas to serve baked goods to the troops on the front lines! the women, called "doughnut dollies", would pitch tents near army training centers and dish out donuts to the hungry soldiers, as well as "provide writing supplies and stamps, and provide a clothes-mending service" (wikipedia). they even fried the donuts by heating oil in the mens helmets! the salvation army dubbed the first friday in june "national donut day" to promote their fundraisers supporting the war, and the tradition has stuck ever since. (we're not complaining!)

don't forget that on national donut day, you can come on over to BB's, and when you order a dozen designer baby donuts, you get a half dozen original babies free! it's a deal you don't want to miss and the perfect way to remember the past! 

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