5 Places to Grab a Donut on National Donut Day


Today is National Donut Day! Curious where the breakfast treat originated? According to the Smithsonian, it seems donuts have been around so long it’s hard to place exactly how it got started.

In the 19th Century, Elizabeth Gregory, a ship Captain’s mother was credited with creating the pastry using cinnamon and nutmeg, but originally the donut didn’t have a hole in the middle. Gregory’s son, Hanson has been noted for making the donut as we know it today.

The first donut machine appeared in 1920 in New York City, when Adolph Levitt, a refugee from czarist Russia, began selling fried doughnuts from his bakery.

In 1937, Krispy Kreme was formed in North Carolina which spread throughout the South. Today, there are as many donut stores as there are a variety of donuts.  We just can’t seem to get enough of the sweet golden rings of goodness.

Take a look at these 5 places to grab a donut in Williamson County to celebrate the day, some donut eateries are even offering freebies and deals.

1. Dunkin Donuts

4930 Thoroughbred Lane, Brentwood 37027
9100 Carothers Parkway, Franklin 37067
2098 Wall Street, Spring Hill 37174

Come in & get a FREE classic donut with the purchase of any beverage! Local Nashville musician Tristan Jackson will host a meet-and-greet and live performance at the Brentwood Dunkin’ Donuts on Friday, June 1 at 3 p.m. In addition to playing his new hit “Wake Up Call,” Jackson will celebrate National Donut Day with guests. The Brentwood Dunkin’ Donuts is located at 4930 Thoroughbred Lane.


2. Krispy Kreme

1733 Mallory Lane, Brentwood 37027

One free donut at Krispy Kreme on Friday. No purchase necessary.

3. Five Daughters Bakery

230 Franklin Road, Franklin 37064 Iin the Factory at Franklin)

The 100-layer donuts are available in three states-Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee. Lucky

4. Daylight Donuts

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4926 Port Royal Rd Suite F, Spring Hill, TN

Daylight Donuts wasn’t open last year for National Donut Day so make it your destination this year as this is the only location in Williamson County.  Stop by for fresh donuts made daily and coffee from local roaster Muletown. For national donut day, they will offer six donuts, half a dozen for just $2.49.

5. Tiny Little Donuts

Tiny Little Donuts
328 5th Ave N, Franklin

This renovated airstream is offering the best “tiny little donuts” because smaller donuts have less calories, right? Making a move from Grassland to downtown Franklin, you can try one of the six flavors from plain to lemon glaze on Tuesday- Sunday. On Friday, Tiny Little Donuts will be supplying Visit Franklin with free donuts from 11 a – 2 p. Stop by the visitor center located at 400 Main Street, Suite 130.