Last month, D.C.-born Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken opens its latest location on Main Street in Santa Monica. The opening day celebration includes a free doughnut for each guest and one “Golden Doughnut,” offered every hour of the day, redeemable for free doughnuts for an entire year. The Golden Doughnut will be filled with edible gold filing and mixed in with the rest of the free doughnuts. Golden Doughnut winners will be selected at random once every hour throughout the day.
The Main Street storefront is home to the city’s first CBD doughnut. Made with birthday cake batter and topped with a CBD-infused chocolate buttercream frosting, the new comfort food joins Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s list of seasonal and signature doughnuts such as their iconic Crème Brûlée doughnut, Maple Bacon and the new Hot Vegan doughnuts. The diverse all-day dining menu also features breakfast chicken sandwiches, a French Toast doughnut, bone-in fried chicken, fried chicken sandwiches, and vegetarian friendly items including Grilled Cheese sandwiched between savory doughnut buns, and Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
“Santa Monica is the perfect location for Astro’s playful personality, and we’re excited to be a part of the local community,” said Founding Partner Elliot Spaisman. “We’ve added some new additions including beer and wine, which pair perfectly with fried chicken and doughnuts, along with vegan options, and a beautiful outdoor patio taking advantage of the Santa Monica atmosphere, welcoming the community to a new neighborhood spot.”
The latest expansion benefits from insights of 25-year Santa Monica resident and West Coast Operating Partner Art Levitt. Levitt’s experience includes serving as founding CEO of Fandango, CEO of Hard Rock Café, and President at Disney Regional Entertainment where he developed, launched and built ESPN Zone, Club Disney and other entertainment concepts.
The new Main Street location will boast 1,300 square-feet including views of the doughnut-making magic, and outdoor seating, decorated with hanging string lights. The space follows the aesthetic of the downtown Los Angeles storefront, with white brick walls, graphic art, and a 113-foot one-of-a-kind mural of the Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Astronaut reaching out towards Main Street, adding to the creative Santa Monica community.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken Santa Monica is located at 2309 Main Street. Regular hours of operation are 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with plans to expand weekend hours to 11 p.m.; days and hours of operation to vary during the first three weeks of opening. The location will also cater to surrounding businesses, brightening office meetings, events, and holiday parties. Additionally, Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken’s Food Truck can be found throughout Los Angeles and weekly at the Santa Monica Farmers Market.
ABOUT ASTRO DOUGHNUTS
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken offers classic and modern interpretations of two distinctly different, yet equally comforting all-American classics–fried chicken and doughnuts. The kitchen brings an artful and whimsical touch to doughnuts, while serving up regular, spicy, and seasonal varieties of fried chicken as well as doughnut and chicken sandwiches. Doughnuts and sandwiches are available for catering and private events. Astro was founded in Washington, DC by longtime friends Elliot Spaisman and Jeff Halpern, who grew up playing hockey together. Their reward of choice after games was a good old-fashioned doughnut. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken has two restaurants in the Washington D.C. area and two locations in Los Angeles, at 2309 Main Street in Santa Monica and 516 6th Street in Downtown LA as well as a food truck in both cities, schedules can be found on Twitter. For more information, visit www.astrodoughnuts.com, or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.