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Los Angeles Icon Randy’s Donuts Eyes National Expansion Next

The famous spot is already growing inside the city limits

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Randy’s Donuts
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.

Inglewood restaurant highlight Randy’s Donuts has big plans for the future, more than 60 years in the making. First up, a new location in El Segundo.

Reps for Randy’s Donuts confirmed that the once-standalone shop will open up at Apollo Landing, the new South Bay development that also plays home to names like Shake Shack and Tender Greens. The expected arrival should be some time in mid-2018.

Beyond that, Randy’s Donuts president Mark Kelegian says the company is actively seeking locations across the country, as close as Nevada and as far as the East Coast. These would be franchise outlets overseen (but not run by) the current ownership, bringing the LAX-adjacent doughnut sign and classic treats to folks across the country.

Kelegian declined to name specific new locations since leases of yet to still be signed, but he adds that the company is exploring “major markets throughout the country”. Most recently, Randy’s Donuts opened up inside the remodeled Westfield Century City.