It’s official – El Segundo now has a Randy’s Donuts! Patrons lined up at Randy’s Donuts third location in El Segundo today in droves with a steady supply of donut-goers anxiously anticipating a fresh donut.
Randy’s Donuts El Segundo will offer breakfast donuts, indoor and outdoor seating, a Pop Culture wall and free glazed donuts from 6am to 2pm on their opening day.
On Saturday, September 29, 2018, all proceeds at Randy’s Donuts will benefit the El Segundo Education Foundation (6am to 7pm).
The new location, located at the Apollo Landing center off Rosecrans in El Segundo, is conveniently located next to other dining options such as Shake Shack, Philz Coffee, tendergreens, Pier 76 Fish Grill, and Cal’s Kitchen + Tequila.
At its peak, the original Randy’s Donuts in Inglewood, CA, sells 10,000 donuts a day – opened in 1953, and originally named the Big Donut Drive-In, the Inglewood location has been featured in numerous films such as Get Short, Entourage, Iron Man 2, and others.
Randy’s Donuts was purchased in 1978 by Larry and Ron Weintraub who would later retire in 2015. Owner/CEO Mark Kelegian purchased Randy’s Donuts in 2015 and has expanded Randy’s Donuts locations including Hollywood Boulevard, and new locations opening next to Chinese Theater (November), Downy, Torrance, Culver City, and downtown Los Angeles and Orange County.
“One of the things that makes the El Segundo Randy’s Donuts location unique is that it will offer sweet & savory Breakfast Donuts made with glazed donuts rolls and high-quality ingredients including maple pepper bacon, all-natural sausage, cage-free eggs, hash browns, and American cheese,” said Thomas Bartsch, head of Marketing. “You’ll even be able to spice the breakfast sandwiches up with siracha or Tapatio sauce!”
Randy’s Donuts doesn’t want to be just another big chain, they also want to be part of the local communities where they open stores. “We’re proud of the fact that when we open a new Randy’s Donuts, we’re not just offering genuine donuts, snacks, and beverages, but we also become part of the local community,” said CEO and owner Mark Kelegian. “For this location, we are partnering with the El Segundo Education Foundation on several events to raise money for the local school district and will continue with our other philanthropic work throughout the year.”
Unlike other donut or dessert stores that make a few hundred a day of only a handful of varieties, Randy’s Donuts team of bakers produces over 40 different varieties daily that appeal to everyone from kids, parents, business travelers, and those with the most discriminating tastes. Randy’s Donuts has been making every donut by hand for over 50 years.
About Randy’s Donuts:
Randy’s is widely recognized as one of the most iconic locations in Los Angeles attracting visitors from around the world to take pictures of the giant rooftop donut and enjoy the best donuts in the world! Always a line, but always worth the wait!
No doubt you immediately recognize the landmark building from its many appearances in movies such as: Iron Man II, Entourage, Dope, Californication, California Girls, 2012, Earth Girls Are Easy, Mars Attacks!, Volcano, Get Shorty, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles. Randy’s Donuts is also well known for its references and appearances on Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Big Bang Theory, The Simpsons, Arrested Development, Victorious, and many others. It is also featured in music videos including Randy Newman’s “I Love L.A.,” Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication,” and Becky G’s “Becky from the Block.”
Of course, to stand the test of time, it is not enough to be an iconic tourist attraction, you must have the best donuts. In addition to being the most reviewed and highest rated donut shop on Yelp, and other social media sites, Randy’s has been named a Top Spot for donuts in the United States for over 50 years; including: Los Angeles Hot List #1 for Best Donuts 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and more; #1 on Bon Appetit’s Top 10 Best Places for Donuts; #7 on America’s Best Donuts – The Master List; USA Today’s America’s 12 Best Donut Shops; Travel & Leisure – America’s Best Donuts; Fox News America’s Best Donut Shops; CBS News Latest Best of LA Best Places to Get Donuts in Los Angeles 2015; America’s 10 Best Donut Shops – relish.com; The 9 Best Donuts in Los Angeles (#1 Classic) – thrillist.com; and many more.