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The Iconic Randy's Donuts Sign Has (Temporarily) Disappeared

There's an awareness campaign going on.

The missing doughnut
The missing doughnut
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

If you’re planning on flying in or out of LAX any time soon, don’t bother looking down to find the iconic vertical cake doughnut that lingers atop Randy’s Donuts, because it’s not there. Well, it's there, you just can't see it because it's been completely covered up.

Arguably Inglewood’s most well-known icon, the tall, tan Randy’s Donut sign has stood for decades as a beacon for jetsetters leaving and entering Los Angeles. But as of yesterday, the big, round tourist destination has been turned into an ugly red faucet, thanks to the Metropolitan Water District — and it’s all in an attempt to raise awareness about water conservation.

As ABC 7 News reports, the newly wrapped doughnut sign on Manchester Boulevard will remain as a faucet for a few weeks, sporting the words ‘Take your turn’ and URL for So if you’re visiting town and you wanted to get your photo with the big brown doughnut, you’ve only got the municipal water folks to blame.

Of course, you could always make the drive to Gardena’s Donut King — they’ve still got a big ol’ doughnut on their roof, even though the place was recently decimated by a car crash.

Randy's Donuts

2170 South Rainbow Boulevard, , NV 89146 (725) 444-6782 Visit Website