Randy’s Donuts was founded in 1953 in Inglewood, California, by Russell Wendell, a former donut making machine salesman. The company is perhaps best known for the giant sized donut sitting atop the drive in. The donut has become an icon in Southern California and has been featured in numerous movies, including Iron Man 2, 2012, and Mars Attacks.
The company offers premium type donuts, lemonade, and a variety of coffees. The company differs from other donut companies as offers drive through service, takes to-go orders over the phone, and is open 24 hours. Randy’s Donuts makes everything by hand, which the company feels makes a better product.
Randy’s Donuts has received numerous awards, including being named Los Angeles Hot List #1 for Best Donuts 2014, 2013, 2012, and 2011, as well as CBS News Best of Los Angeles Donuts in 2015.