YUMA, Ariz. – Whether glazed, blueberry or cream filled, there is a pastry for almost anyone’s taste buds at Yuma Donuts.
“I”m a chocoholic,” one patron said.
Florida native Nickolas Rosandich bought one dozen of his favorite treat Friday morning in celebration of National Donut Day.
“Every day is National Donut Day to me,” Rosandich said.
Yuma Donuts offered customers like Nickolas two free doughnuts with every dozen purchased. Co-owner Myra Ky said her store baked about 500 pastries in preparation for the busy day.
“We make some more, about 15 dozen more this morning, because we ran out so early today.”
Other local bakeries sold out of pastries within a couple of hours. Myra said the line at her shop went out the door during the morning rush.
“They come and say they love my doughnut, my doughnut delicious, and it’s their favorite doughnut place.”
With Friday expected to nationally rake in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, people with a sweet tooth and business owners alike have a reason to smile on this National Donut Day.
“They got good donuts here. They got good donuts.”
The Salvation Army originally created the day as a fundraiser for the U.S. military. It has been going strong for 77 years.