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National Doughnut Day means free treats

New for summer 2013 from Dunkin' Donuts: summer

New for summer 2013 from Dunkin' Donuts: summer fruit doughnuts in lemonade and key lime flavors. Photo Credit: Handout

Doughnuts are treats that don't really make sense for any meal. They aren't filling enough for breakfast, but they're on the heavy side for dessert. Therefore, logic dictates that doughnuts are appropriate whenever, wherever, the craving strikes.

Celebrate the emptiest of empty calorie sweets Friday. It's National Doughtnut Day, if you need an official reason.

And a couple of national chains are making this holiday even easier by giving away free doughnuts.

At participating Dunkin' Donuts, get a free doughnut of your choice with the purchase of a beverage. That means you could try new flavors including lemonade and key lime, or go with a classic glazed. Click here for a list of Long Island Dunkin' Donuts locations.

Krispy Kreme no longer operates on LI, but if you're headed into the city, you'll want to swing by Herald Square. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Krispy Kreme Mobile Food Truck will be on site handing out free hot glazed doughnuts. (There will be a digital photo booth present, in case you want a memento of this glorious day.) You can also head to the storefront at 2 Penn Plaza for a glazed treat.

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