What’s better than a dozen donuts at the office on a Friday morning? A warehouse of donuts. That’s what.
While our Dallas Courier team doesn’t normally store an entire warehouse full of ready-to-serve donuts, we do offer FDA certified storage services. That means if you have food distribution needs in DFW, our team can handle the long or short term storage, as well as delivery requirements that come after that. A great courier like Dallas Courier can assist your business with your supply chain management in more ways than one.
Whether you need a secure and regulated facility to store your food distribution items, a scheduled pick-up and delivery plan, or a one-time urgent transportation need, Dallas Courier has you covered. And with over 37 years in the business, we donut disappoint. I mean, do not. We do not disappoint.
But back to those donuts…
June 7th is National Donut Day. Before you go and discredit this as some unheard of “national” holiday that is just an excuse to eat unhealthy food, consider the rich history of this delicious office treat.
The first ever National Donut Day was held in 1938. It is actually an incredibly patriotic holiday. Its purpose was to commemorate the “Donut Lassies”- the women who served in the Salvation Army in Europe during WWI. In an effort to boost morale, these women served donuts to men on the front lines in Europe. Home cooked sweets gave the soldiers a little something to look forward to amidst the terrors of the Great War.
National Donut Day was started as a fundraiser for Chicago’s Salvation Army to assist those who were affected by the Great Depression. Donuts had grown so popular since WWI thanks to the women of the Salvation Army, that Americans couldn’t help but participate in the fundraising efforts. After all, it was for a good cause!
For over 80 years, we have been celebrating National Donut Day, though many of us are unaware of its true origins. As you head out this Friday, don’t feel guilty about picking up an extra dozen or two. Just remind your coworkers that it’s all for a patriotic cause. God Bless America and our donuts!
Now for some fun facts about our hole-y treats:
- Doughnut or donut? The dictionary has both renditions, but the former is the more formal of the two.
- Glazed donuts have their own day celebrated on January 12th.
- Over 10 billion donuts are made in the US each year.
- The largest donut was a jelly-filled one, weighing in at 1.7 tons, with a diameter of 16 feet and a 16 inch high center.
- The US donut industry is worth $3.6 billion.
- John Haight holds the Guinness World record for donut eating. He consumed 29 donuts in 6 minutes. (Gulp.)
- Washington Irving was the first writer to put donuts in his work.
- Boston has more donut shops per capita than any other US city.
- The stereotype about cops and donuts started back in the 1950s. Donut shops were open late, and they were a good place for cops to have a snack while filling out paperwork.
- In 1933, at the Chicago World’s Fair, donuts were given the title “Hit Food of the Century of Progress.” Lofty.
- The Dutch refer to donuts as olykoeks, or oily cakes. This translates directly into cakes fried in oil.
Sure, National Donut Day is a true American treasure, but we donut want you to miss the importance of this post. At Dallas Courier, we get that food is important to you. It’s why we offer services dedicated to keeping your food distribution efforts fast and safe.
With our FDA certified storage options, top rated inventory software, pick and pack services, 24/7 availability and access, and qualified, trained staff members, there’s no better pick for your warehousing needs in DFW.
Put down your donut (or shove the rest of it in your mouth) and call Dallas Courier. We’re standing by to assist any time of day or night.