California’s iconic Randy’s Donuts is set to continue its expansion in the state with its latest opening in Santa Monica.

Just minutes away from the Santa Monica Pier, the new shop marks Randy’s Donuts’ 8th location in California and its first on the Westside of Los Angeles. The new location will also be the first to unveil Randy’s Donuts’ redeveloped signature coffee, Randy’s Roast, with a more robust coffee program and offerings. 

The Santa Monica grand opening will take place on Tuesday, August 31 from 6 am to 10 pm. All guests that day will receive a free raised glazed donut from 6 am to 12pm. An official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 11 am along with an unveiling of a 10-foot replica of the company’s giant donut.

“For almost 70 years our original Inglewood shop has been a top Los Angeles tourist destination. Just like the Santa Monica Pier, people come from all over the world to Randy’s Donuts for the photo op, but they stay for the donuts,” says Mark Kelegian, President of Randy’s Donuts. “Santa Monica is a community that loves its coffee (and donuts) as much as we do. That’s why we decided to use the Santa Monica location for the launch of our newly redeveloped Randy’s Roast coffee, testing new flavor profiles and coffee beverages paired with our handmade donuts before we introduce them to more stores. We’re excited to take Randy’s Donuts to the next level as a key player in both coffee and donut categories and it’s all starting in Santa Monica.”

Randy’s Donuts currently has five locations in the greater Los Angeles area – Inglewood, El Segundo, Torrance, Downey and Pasadena, and locations in Costa Mesa and Bakersfield, California. In the spring of 2021, the company announced plans to franchise the concept domestically and internationally signing 164 franchise deals, along with announcement of seven locations in Nevada over the course of the next 18 months.