If you don’t know Danny Trejo by name, you probably know him by looks. You’ve definitely seen him at some point. His Internet Movie Database page lists well over 300 credits and he’s had big roles in a zillion popular films and television shows.
The 72 year-old is known for playing rugged, tough guys in a variety of films, including: Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn, Machete, and Bad Ass. He’s cemented his place in Hollywood as one of the most sought after character actors. There’s more than enough work for Trejo on the big screen, but somehow he still found time to open a chain of Taco restaurants and now he has his sights set on another fast food favorite.
In early January, we reported that he’d be opening a taco restaurant fittingly called “Trejo’s Tacos.” Well, true to his word, he did. On top of that, he also opened Trejo’s Cantina, a casual Mexican spot. You can also find his food truck, Trejo’s Truck roaming around the Los Angeles area. He’s already as saturated in the food business as he is in the movie business.
The food bug must have caught him because he has decided not to stop with Mexican food. Next up? According to Eater it’s donuts. That’s the next logical food empire, right? If Homer Simpson taught us anything, life is better with donuts. Machete must feel the same way.
Recently, he purchased the famous building that was formerly Donut Time at the corner of Highland and Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles. The quick, stop-in restaurant will be called Trejo’s Coffee & Donuts and will fill the void that the former occupant left when they closed last year. It’s set to open in a few weeks and will purportedly offer the usual donut shop fare. It’s sure to be a winner, but let’s hope Trejo puts some interesting menu items based off of some of his more notorious Hollywood roles. Might we soon be sipping on Machete’s Killer Koffee or maybe they’ll have Johnny-23…varieties of donuts. Point being: We want food puns.