One of the most important days of the year is Friday, National Doughnut Day

Yet another excuse to get a doughy treat.

If you want to keep track of anything special going down at Sugar Shack Facebook is probably your best bet.

Some thoughts on doughnut vs. donut from the Grammarist:

The dictionary-approved spelling for the ring-shaped cake made of dough and fried in fat is doughnut. The shortened donut has been around since the late 1800s, but it wasn’t popularized until the late 20th century, when the successful American doughnut chain Dunkin’ Donuts made it ubiquitous. Today, writers outside the U.S. still favor doughnut by a wide margin. Donut appears about a third of the time in published American writing.

Donut is a simpler spelling, so it may grow even more common now that it has a foothold. Those of us who don’t wish to assist Dunkin’ Donuts’s branding would be wise to resist the trend, though.

No matter how you spell them the doughnut/donut still taste damn fine.

Image: Sugar Shack Donuts Twitter

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Richard Hayes

When Richard isn’t rounding up neighborhood news, he’s likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest craft beer.

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