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Local shops see a rush on National Donut Day

Posted at 5:33 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 21:07:26-04

Some local donut shops saw a run on the sweet treats on this National Donut Day.

National Donut Day is held every year on June 7. It was created by the Salvation Army in 1938 to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during World War I.

Surfside Donuts in Pismo Beach was one of several locations celebrating the special occasion.

They handed out express pre-made boxes to customers who needed a quick donut. The promotion was so popular, they sold out of donuts in just a few hours.

Foster’s Donuts in Grover Beach saw a line out the door starting at 7:30 a.m.

“Normally we aren’t busy, but today was National Donut Day and a lot of people tried to help the Salvation Army, so everybody was coming!” said Tony Lee, Foster’s Donuts employee.

Lee says they sold about 1,000 donuts. Ten percent of their proceeds for the day were donated to the Salvation Army.