Los Angeles' Iconic Randy's Donuts Announces Early May Opening For First San Diego Location

April 16, 2023

Featured in many movies and television over its more than seven decades in business, Los Angeles' iconic Randy's Donuts has announced an early May opening date for its first of nearly a dozen locations set to open around San Diego.

Founded in 1952 and best known for its 33-foot giant donut sculpture on the roof of its original location, Randy's Donuts signed a franchise development deal with San Diego native Emilio Tamez that includes 10 stores to open around San Diego County in the coming years. Tamez also owns and operates Taqueria Revolución and is the founder of Sadie's Hand-Crafted Ice Cream in Bonita. Mark Kelegian, a Los Angeles-area entrepreneur and former attorney, purchased Randy's in 2015 to franchise the concept with his family. Randy’s Donuts began franchising domestically in summer of 2019.

The first San Diego location of Randy's Donuts will open on May 3 within Stonecrest Plaza in Kearny Mesa. Like other branches, customers will find over 60 different varieties of donuts along with Randy’s Rounds (Randy’s Donuts much larger version of a donut hole) and more, as well as a large selection of coffee drinks. The new San Diego location will also sell a unique menu item called Sadie's Sandwich, which is a fresh Randy's donut stuffed with Sadie's Handcrafted Mexican Ice Cream baked inside. There will not be a giant donut statue atop the first San Diego branch, although there will be a smaller-scale version hanging inside. 
The exterior of San Diego's first Randy's Donuts.
Randy's also has plan to open nearly 80 more stores throughout California in addition to seven company stores, 10 affiliated stores in development in Las Vegas and seven in Central California. The company also continues its growth internationally by adding franchise development deals for France, Morocco, Egypt, Kuwait, and Bahrain to its international market, now totaling more than 60 stores.

Randy's Donuts has been featured in such movies and television programs as HBO's Entourage, Iron Man 2, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, and the music video for Red Hot Chili Pepper's "Californication," to name a few.

Randy's Donuts will grand open on May 3 at 3737 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite A, in San Diego's Kearny Mesa neighborhood. For more information, visit randysdonuts.com.