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Burger King is celebrating National Donut Day with a Whopper donut

Burger King restaurants across the country will serve up Whopper burgers with holes cut in the middle on Friday, June 1 to celebrate National Donut Day.

The “frame-grilled donut,” which also comes with a mini slider made from the part cut out in the middle, will be available in select restaurants in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Boston and Salt Lake City.

For donut enthusiasts who don’t live in one of those areas, no need to fret: Burger King and BuzzFeed’s Tasty channel have created a DIY video that shows how to create a Whopper donut at home.

Dozens of other brands have plans for this year’s National Donut Day, which unlike many other food-related “holidays,” actually has legitimate roots. The day was started in 1938 by the Salvation Army as a way to honor the “Donut Girls” who made complimentary donuts for American soldiers during World War I.

To celebrate the 80-year-old holiday, Krispy Kreme is handing out free donuts to customers on Friday. Likewise, Dunkin’ Donuts is giving away a free donut to anyone who purchases one of its drinks.

Shoppers who stop by the bakery at Walmart will be treated to a complimentary glazed donut, while pizza chain Papa John’s is using the opportunity to roll out donut holes for a limited time. Anyone who purchases a pizza from Papa John’s online on Friday will receive a free order of the donut holes.

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