Randy’s Donuts finally arrives in San Diego with first location now open.
San Diego County now houses an iconic LA doughnut shop, Randy’s Donuts, which has opened its first of nearly a dozen planned locations in the area. Founded in 1952, Randy’s Donuts is best known for its 33-foot giant doughnut sculpture atop its original location. Franchise development businessman Emilio Tamez signed a franchise deal with the popular doughnut shop to open ten branches in San Diego over the next few years. Tamez is a San Diego native and the owner of Taqueria Revolución and Sadie’s Hand-Crafted Ice Cream in Bonita.
In 2015, Los Angeles-based entrepreneur Mark Kelegian purchased Randy’s Donuts, with the goal of franchising it with his family. In the summer of 2019, the company began franchising domestically. The first San Diego branch of Randy’s Donuts opened at Stonecrest Plaza in Kearny Mesa. The extensive menu features more than 60 varieties of doughnuts, along with Randy’s Rounds (a much larger version of their doughnut holes), an array of coffee drinks, and the Sadie’s Sandwich, a fresh Randy’s doughnut stuffed with Sadie’s Handcrafted Mexican Ice Cream baked inside.
The Kearny Mesa branch is devoid of the iconic giant doughnut sculpture that Randy’s Donuts is so well-known for, but customers can take in a smaller statue hanging on the wall as part of a mural. The doughnut shop has appeared in several movies and TV shows, including Iron Man 2, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, HBO’s Entourage, and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ music video for “Californication.”
Randy’s Donuts recently opened its San Diego branch at 3737 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite A, in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood. For more info, visit randysdonuts.com. San Diego locals now have the opportunity to try some of the most famous doughnuts in Los Angeles, and Randy’s Donuts’ expansion will allow even more people to enjoy them as they branch out in San Diego.