The first of three confirmed Randy’s Donuts, the iconic star of film, television, and music videos, plans to open by the end of the year with its landmark symbol of Southern California street architecture and a 24-hour menu of classic glazed doughnuts. First up, the 70-year-old restaurant found in movies such as Iron Man 2 and Mars Attacks! bought an existing drive-thru restaurant at 2170 S. Rainbow Boulevard, formerly a carnitas shop, which should open by December.
Two other locations, vacant lots at the intersection of Blue Diamond Road and Cameron Street and another at Hacienda Avenue and Fort Apache Road, follow, part of an anticipated seven locations coming to Las Vegas. Mark Kelegian, owner of Randy’s Donuts, wants to open five more locations in Las Vegas, mainly on the west side of the city, before surrounding the valley with its collection of crullers, cakes, and crumbs. In Los Angeles, Kelegian estimates that 13,000 doughnuts alone pass through the windows of the Inglewood landmark location daily.
Kelegian, a Newport Beach attorney, purchased the iconic doughnut stand in 2015. The original location in Inglewood not far from the Los Angeles International Airport is certainly a famed attraction for its 32-foot-tall doughnut sign mounted on the roof. On Blue Diamond Road, the fast-casual doughnut shop with a drive-thru plans to have its own illuminated, free-standing, ground level, 18-foot replica of the original sign, plus a 24/7, 200-square-foot indoor counter-service space designed for takeout orders near a Dutch Bros Coffee outpost and a mile from the Silverton Casino resort.