Randy's Donuts (locally known as the "Big O") is a classic example of programmatic architecture that had its heyday between the mid-1920’s and the mid-1930’s. Randy’s is located Inglewood, California near Los Angeles International Airport.
Randy's was built in 1953 as the second location of the now-defunct Big Donut Drive-In chain by Russell C. Wendell, a donut machine salesman. The product is represented by a 32-foot doughnut on the roof of an otherwise ordinary drive-in. The building was designed by Henry J. Goodwin.
Recently, Randy’s Donuts was featured in a local Los Angeles television show called “Cheap Eats.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8QjBgiIaRE
For those interested in visiting Randy’s Donuts, you can check it out on the web http://www.randys-donuts.com/ or visit them in person at 805 West Manchester Avenue, Inglewood, CA 90301. Phone number is (310) 645-4707.