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Danny Trejo Grows Food Empire: Doughnuts in Hollywood, Tacos in Pasadena

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Hollywood actor and tough-man Danny Trejo has gone beyond just scaring people and macheting them to death, he also has a food empire! Danny Trejo’s Los Angeles-area food empire is rapidly expanding, with a doughnut shop now added to one of his other stores. The new branch is open in Hollywood and plans are ongoing for new outlets in Pasadena and near USC.

The location at Highland Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard, opened Tuesday and already boasts of lines around the block. The new location will sell hot pink doughnut-and-coffee. Trejo said in an interview Friday.

According to Trejo in an interview Friday:

“We have sold out every day since we opened up. The shop offers a pastry called the “low rider,” and one called the “gringo.”

Danny also hinted that he’ll soon be opening a cantina location in Pasadena, and another of his doughnut empire is planned for the USC Village development.

Danny Trejo even has an Instagram post to back it up:

Eater LA – Danny Trejo brings a killer doughnut game to Hollywood *Link in Bio*

A post shared by Danny Trejo (@officialdannytrejo) on

He is staking his business expansion on more than his name as he stated that he’s not just trading on the success of his name as he made clear on the KTLA 5 Morning News.

“There’s been a lot of celebrities that have tried to open up restaurants, but they kind of try to just go on the name. I don’t care who you are – food better be good,”  “We’re doing good. … I think it’s the food.”

The actor currently has locations at:

  • Trejo’s Tacos, 1048 S. La Brea Ave.
  • Trejo’s Cantina, 1556 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
  • Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts, 6785 Santa Monica Blvd.
  • Trejo’s Cantina, 37 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena (coming soon)

So, the next time you run into Danny, don’t run for cover, sample some of his tacos and doughnuts since he’s a food connoisseur like a couple of us.


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