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Snacks and Stuff Southern California

 

The Donut Hole
City of Industry
Photo courtesy Georg Balandran

Looking to grab a snack from the convenience of your car? Well, this programmatic architecture delight is a real drive-thru donut joint featuring 26 foot tall donuts on each end of the structure, serving as end caps. The Donut Hole has been delighting San Gabriel Valley donut lovers for years.

The building was one of a total of five that was once part of a chain. Built in 1968, the Donut Hole is the only one of its kind left.

 

 

Baskin Robbins
Somewhere in L.A.
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

Here's an old A-frame for a Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors Ice Cream, still in business serving ice cream after all these years.

 

A close-up of the front.
Photo courtesy Adriene Biondo

 

 

Baskin Robbins
Oceanside, CA
Photo and info courtesy Jimmy Bowman

Off the old 101 in Oceanside, CA is this sign for the Baskin Robbins ice cream. The lettering for the ice cream still stands out at night, though the sign was recently modified.

 

 

B&B Donuts
Fullerton, CA
Photo and info courtesy David Carrasco

Here is a photo of a former Burger Chef Restaurant which is now the B&B Donut shop in Fullerton,CA. The large marquee sign is gone, but look at the top of the building and notice the large brace which once held the Burger Chef sign.

 

 

Georgia's Donuts
Inglewood, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

This old donut stand and sign is for Georgia's Donuts in Inglewood, CA. 04-06

 

 

Carl's Donuts
Pomona, CA
Photo courtesy Dave & Debra van Hulsteyn

Carl's Donuts in Pomona is an example of a neighborhood roadside donut stand that stands to bring in carloads of hungry donut desirers with its marquee.

 

 

 

 

Winchell's Donut House (Demolished)
Upland, CA
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com


This sign used to sit outside one of the oldest Winchell's Donut Houses. This Winchell's located in Upland, CA opened in 1965. This donut house closed on March 17, 2004 and was torn down shortly thereafter. 04-06

Winchell's Donut House (Demolished)
Photo by RoadsidePeek.com

 

UPDATED 12/08 : Here's a shot of the former Winchell's sign and the donut shop dating back about 10 years ago. 12-08

 

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