Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory was the inventor of the donut with a hole in the middle.
William Rosenberg, the food-franchising pioneer founded the Dunkin' Donuts chain. Rosenberg opened his first coffee and doughnut shop, called the Open Kettle, in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1948. The name was changed to Dunkin' Donuts in 1950.
According to "Donuts and the Salvation Army" - While The Army may not have invented the first donut, it can certainly take credit for [helping] the popularity of donuts today. June 4-5 marks the 61st anniversary of Salvation Army 'Donut Day" In Chicago. The tag day was established in 1938 to honor the work of World War I Salvation Army ·'lassies' who prepared donuts for thousands of soldiers in World War I.
Spudnuts are like doughnuts except they are made from potato flour.