Photos: Iconic Randy's Donuts Gets Drought Makeover
When you think of eating delicious donuts you think of saving water, right? No? Well, you will now.
The giant donut beacon on top of Randy's Donuts in Inglewood received a temporary makeover today to encourage Angelenos to conserve water. To help promote their conservation outreach campaign for the summer, the Metropolitan Water District transformed the iconic donut into a red water spigot knob, reports CBS LA. The sign—which covers the whole donut—encourages L.A. to "Take A Turn" and shut off their hoses and water spouts to help battle our epic drought, and is part of the agency's $5.5 million campaign. The unveiling of the new look for Randy's took place this morning, and customers who pledged to save water were treated to a free donut from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Sorry if you missed out on the freebies—we did too—but, hey, Randy's is always worth a visit.
And here is the new sign (drumroll, please):
You can watch the dramatic unveiling with one of our favorite on-camera anchors, Wendy Burch, who took full advantage of the free donuts:
This is only the second time in the donut shop's 62-year history that the big "O" has received a complete overhaul. The other time was when it became a giant hockey puck last year to cheer on the L.A. Kings during the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Kings won, so maybe the giant red knob will help us out of the drought? Maybe that's a stretch, but at least we can eat donuts as a consolation. They also put a mini Endeavour inside the donut when the space shuttle passed through town.
While the giant donut of Randy's isn't the only one in town—there's also nearby Kindle's, and Dale's in Compton—it's easily the most famous. (Sadly, many others have left us, so let's have a moment of silence for those departed donuts) Randy's donut has made cameos in countless movies, from Earth Girls Are Easy to Iron Man 2 and even this summer's Dope. We can't say if the latest look will make many appearances.