Randy Waters, visionary, owner-operator of Randeez Nutz Boiled Peanuts, was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. With roots in the Mandarin area, Randy attended Mandarin Oaks Middle and graduated from Mandarin High School. After high school, Mr. Waters Joined the Air Force and served five years as an air traffic controller. After serving his country, Randy made the decision to decline a FAA Radar/Rapcon position at Chicago O'hare airport to pursue his passion in the culinary field. During his pursuit of making dreams reality, Randy held positions as the banquet supervisor for a major local professional sports venue and eventually relocated to Hattiesburg, MS. While in Hattiesburg, Randy began as a trainer at a well-known oyster house and eventually shifted into the role of kitchen manager at another well-known establishment “cross-town Hattiesburg.” As kitchen manager, he revamped the menu and took the business from an average of $9,000 in food sales on Saturdays to $18,000. Randy was also responsible for a record breaking $17,000 Sunday. In August of 2015, Randy decided that employee status was not enough, and pursuit of a dream became the next step.
In August of 2015, Randy moved back to Jacksonville, FL and used his G.I. bill to attend school, while at the same time utilizing the monetary assistance given to establish his LLC and obtain all necessary items to launch his entrepreneurial endeavors. In April 2016, the dream became reality and he set up an American flag themed tent, wore a top-hat to match, and set up with a single table and one pot of "Gourmet" (Randy’s spin on traditional) flavored peanuts. Within 5 minutes of opening, the wind gust collapsed and broke the tent. Through it all, Randy persevered and sat in 90 degree weather with a table, a pot, and a cardboard sign that read, "Hot Boiled P-nuts!'' That day, Randy made $145 between 10am and 3:30pm, and the dream was born!
Fast forward to 2021…Randy Waters (Owner of Randeez Nutz Express) has created over sixty (60) exclusive flavor options. The business’s social media commercials have over 100,000 (yes, 100K) views, has been advertised on 1010XL Sportsden Radio for multiple years, and has hundreds of Facebook reviews with all 5-star ratings; no 4, 3, 2 or 1's. This man, this brand, has created an unmatched demand and intentionally limited supply on weekend specials and merchandise that has placed a supreme value on obtaining these items. Next step… Brick & Mortar!
Randy’s vision is to apply the same model in a similar demographic and geographical location while continuing to provide the same extraordinary level of customer service, and this standard has proven to be a critical aspect of success. Randy considers himself the “Baskin Robins” of boiled peanuts, with 7-10 flavors available daily from 10am until 9pm. To this day, keeping the allure of weekend specials and incorporating marinades and other sauces, frozen peanuts in bulk, hats, and other collector’s memorabilia continue to elevate the brand. We never create the same merchandise twice, and the items change monthly.
To all of you who have continued to support Randy Waters & the Randeez Nutz brand, we thank you whole heartedly!!! To those new-comers, welcome to the family… Welcome to Randeez Nutz Express, the home of “Badass Boiled Peanutz!”