Once again, National Donut Day is upon us--a holiday celebrated on the first Friday of June which has gotten significant traction over the past few years due to the escalation of wellness culture and the feeling of "giving one's self permission" to eat something that is, undoubtedly, "bad" for you, at least on a chemical level. It has also seen a huge boost due to the internet, as have most of these quirky holidays, though to be fair to National Donut Day, it has been celebrated since 1938. This was also accelerated due to Dunkin's full on embrace of influencer culture, complete with having a drink called "The Charli," a cold brew with three pumps of caramel swirl and whole milk, which is the daily drink order of Charli D'Amato, the most followed person on TikTok. Dunkin has made a hilarious switch from "blue collar black coffee joint" to the FIFTH most beloved food-related brand by Gen Z, behind Oreos, Doritos, Chick-Fil-A, Pizza Hut, and Sprite. Clearly as a college educator and spending my entire existence around 18-22 year-olds have rubbed off on me because I too love all of these things. Except Pizza Hut, which I enjoy in the moment but then feel like I am slowly dying for the next eight hours. Elder Millennial, baby!