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Chula Vista Randy’s Donuts: A Sweet Addition to the South Bay

Chula Vista Randy's Donuts is opening on Friday

Get ready, South Bay donut lovers! The wait is nearly over. The new Chula Vista Randy’s Donuts, the beloved Los Angeles institution, is set to open its second San Diego location on Bonita Rd. Sharing a space with Sandies Mexican Ice Cream, this new spot promises to satisfy your cravings for both sweet and savory treats.

The Legacy of Randy’s Donuts

Founded in 1952, Randy’s Donuts has become a true Hollywood icon, thanks partly to its eye-catching 33-foot giant donut sculpture that adorns the roof of its original location. The shop has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows, including Entourage, Iron Man 2, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, and the music video for Red Hot Chili Pepper’s “Californication.”

Chula Vista Randy’s Donuts: What to Expect

The Chula Vista location, set to open June 7, will be the second San Diego outpost for Randy’s Donuts, following the successful launch of their Kearny Mesa branch in Stonecrest Plaza last May. Customers can expect an impressive array of over 60 different donut varieties, along with Randy’s Rounds (their oversized take on donut holes) and a wide selection of coffee drinks. But that’s not all – the new location will also offer Sadie’s Handcrafted Mexican Ice Cream and Sadie’s Sandwiches, which feature fresh Randy’s donuts stuffed with delicious ice cream.

Local Ties and Franchise Expansion

San Diego native Emilio Tamez, who also owns Taqueria Revolución and founded Sadie’s Handcrafted Ice Cream, has secured a local franchise development deal with Randy’s Donuts. The deal includes plans for 10 stores throughout San Diego County in the coming years. The company began franchising domestically in the summer of 2019 under the leadership of Mark Kelegian, a Los Angeles-area entrepreneur and former attorney who purchased Randy’s in 2015.

Grand Opening Celebrations are set for Friday, June 7th

To celebrate its grand opening, which fortuitously falls on National Donut Day, Randy’s Donuts is offering an irresistible deal: the first 10 customers in line will receive free donuts for an entire year! Additionally, patrons who visit between 6 am and noon will be treated to a complimentary glazed donut.

Chula Vista Randy's Donuts is opening June 7
Chula Vista Randy’s Donuts will be opening at the corner of 3100 Bonita Rd. This is the same location as El Pollo Grill and Starbucks.

Plan Your Visit to Chula Vista Randy’s Donuts

A word of caution for those planning to attend the opening day or visit over the weekend: the parking lot is expected to be quite busy, with limited spaces available. The parking spaces are also very tight and most cars will take up two spots so they can fit. It’s too bad since this strip mall has some other great places to enjoy. Consider parking on the street or waiting until the initial rush subsides to avoid the hassle of finding a spot.

Please mark your calendars for Friday, June 7, when Randy’s Donuts will officially open its doors at 3001 Bonita Road, Suite 200, in Chula Vista. For more information, be sure to visit Get ready to indulge in some of Southern California’s most iconic and delectable donuts!

Are you going to brave the crowds for a free donut on Friday? Please let us know if you go and how it was. You can share your thoughts on our Facebook page.


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