Randy's Donuts, the iconic donut shop in Inglewood that has been a purveyor of delicious donuts since 1953, is showing their team spirit. Their huge donut on top of the building, even visible to people flying into LAX, has been turned into a giant hockey puck. Randy's is showing their team spirit with the hockey puck, which has been raised in honor of the Los Angles Kings Stanley Cup Finals.
In an exclusive interview today, Wednesday, June 11, with the Examiner, Ron Weintraub talked about the Kings and Randy's. “I'm hoping that they can win tonight but I'm not sure. I think New York really wants to win one. It's always better to win at home but I'm sure they want to win anywhere!”, said Ron.
Tonight, the Kings have the chance to defeat the New York Rangers in Madison Square Garden and win the final game, taking home the coveted Lord Stanley Cup. For the second time since 2012, they have the opportunity to bring the glory home to Los Angeles. Keeping up the legacy of former Kings stars Wayne Gretzky and Luc Robitaille, the current Kings players are making their names known in the annals of hockey history too.
Of course, all of Los Angeles is behind them, but what Randy's has done is something special. Ron said, “It was the King's idea to turn the donut into the hockey puck. They thought it would be a great idea and we agreed with them. It's good for them and I'm sure it's good for us too!”. With the crowds that line up regularly 24 hours a day at Randy's for donuts, bear claws and many other baked goods, Randy's certainly is doing good.
Randy's has been a special part of Los Angeles life since 1953, the year that the Big Donut Drive In was built. The 32 ½ foot donut is one of the few surviving donuts of that size. In 1976 the Inglewood location on Manchester Avenue near the I-405 offramp and its sister site on Normandie were named Randy's Donuts in honor of the owner at the time's son Randy. In 1978, brothers Larry and Ron Weintraub bought the classic Manchester Avenue donut shop, keeping the name Randy's Donuts.
Randy's Donuts are still things of joy. The maple bars are fluffy, with a nice maple glaze that is sweet but not too sweet. The glaze has enough of a crunchiness to give a nice textural contrast. The jelly donuts are full of berry jelly, not just a taste but a whole center filled with gooey goodness. The crumb donuts are heavy on the cinnamon, the crumbs messy but delicious.
Ron finished the conversation by showing his team spirit. “Go Kings!”, he said, providing the perfect capper to the conversation. To this the Examiner might add, “Go Randy's!”, still serving excellent donuts and showing that they are a true taste of Los Angeles.
805 West Manchester Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301