The iconic Los Angeles-based bakery, Randy’s Donuts, has eyes on expansion, and What Now Los Angeles (WNLA) this week learned the addresses of three of its upcoming SoCal stores alongside plans for future doughnut shops near and far.
Most recently, the growing doughnut chain signed a lease for a 1,129-square-foot space in Torrance, at 23330 Hawthorne Boulevard. Owner Mark Kelegian, who acquired the company in 2014, told WNLA that the opening is expected in early November. Over in Costa Mesa, another location is planned to open, at 2930 Harvard Boulevard, also in early November and Pasadena can look for the opening of its new Randy’s Donuts, at 230 S Lake Avenue, as early as September.
When it comes to plans for the future, Kelegian told WNLA that a Bakersfield location should open by February with three stores in the Las Vegas area arriving next year. Several more stores are in the works for Southern California as well as around the country, though “mostly in the Midwest.”
Already, there are locations abroad. A Randy’s Donuts opened in South Korea in August 2019 with plans for a third store in the country expected by the end of this year. In Saudi Arabia, an operator has been acquired with plans for several stores in Riyadh and Jeddah. Kelegian disclosed to WNLA that there is also interest to expand to Kuwait, Egypt, Thailand, China, France, and Morocco, but no finalized deals have been made just yet.
The bakery’s first location is in Inglewood, at 805 W Manchester Boulevard. The local landmark was built in 1953 and has been featured in several television shows, films, and music videos, including Arrested Development, Iron Man 2, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication” music video.
The business has three additional locations currently in California outside of its original Inglewood storefront in Century City, El Segundo, and Downey. There was a location in Hollywood that closed “due to venting equipment issues we could not overcome which prohibited us from baking donuts on-site,” according to the company’s website. “We are committed to the Hollywood area and are actively looking for another site to open nearby as soon as possible.”
The iconic business offers a selection of freshly made, never-frozen doughnuts with selections like glazed, devil’s food, crullers, Nutella, red velvet ganache, and s’mores.
Starting August 20, in support of Fox’s “The Masked Singer,” the iconic, large-scale donut on top of the Randy’s Donuts Inglewood location has featured a banner of the show’s “Miss Monster.” This character, later revealed to be music icon Chaka Khan, was from Season 3 of the celebrity singing competition TV show.
This article has been updated with information on “The Masked Singer” activation at the Randy’s Donuts Inglewood location.