Is it cute or sad that people in LA fight for the preservation of giant donuts? About 22 miles southeast of Randy's Donuts in Inglewood is another huge fake donut, at Seventh Street and Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, above the one-time home of The Original Grind coffee shop and the future home of a Dunkin' Donuts drive-through. The new franchise owner is tearing down the old coffee shop to build the "flagship" Dunkin' (it'll be one of the beloved East Coast chain's first shops in SoCal), but doesn't want the big donut up top, as it's not fitting with DD's image, which is now more reliant on coffee than delicious carbs. The new owner is giving the giant donut to the city, which will store it indoors until they figure out what to do with it. A concerned citizen launched a Facebook page to ensure Long Beach's own giant donut doesn't get tossed out with the day-olds. The big glazed treat was erected in the early '50s. Where's the historical preservation board when you need them?
· Dunkin' is in, this iconic donut is out [OC Register]