Rooster Soup Co. Lands on Sansom Street

rooster soup 400Rooster Soup Company, the Federal Donuts and Broad Street Ministry backed soup restaurant that ran a successful and highly publicized Kickstarter campaign in the summer of 2014 has announced its location. The soup and sandwich restaurant will open at 1526 Sansom Street, in the former home of Sansom Street Kabob House.

The concept behind Rooster Soup is to turn Federal Donuts’ unused chicken backs into chicken stock, soup and gravy – transforming what would be food waste into profits that will go directly to Broad Street Ministry, helping the organization to further their work in providing meals and services to vulnerable and homeless Philadelphians.

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Why Philly Chefs Keep Opening Fast-Casual Restaurants

Illustration by Gluekit

Illustration by Gluekit

“If I had a nickel for every time I heard the expression ‘I’m going to be the Chipotle of blank,’ I’d be rich,” says Steve Cook, the local restaurateur who, along with James Beard winning chef Michael Solomonov, owns the fine-dining eateries Zahav and Abe Fisher. Of course, given that Cook and Solomonov also own fast-casual hummusiya Dizengoff and the fast-growing Federal Donuts empire — five locations and counting — it’s probably something he’s said to himself.

Who can blame him? As Philadelphia diners have stepped up their demand for good food at every price point, a whole new market for quality eateries has opened up — one that just happens to include more takeout counters than OpenTable reservations. Read more »

Federal Donuts Adds Fried Chicken Sandwich to All Stores


Federal Donuts Fried Chicken Sandwich is sticking around.

Federal Donuts fried chicken sandwich will live beyond Port FedNuts at Spruce Street Harbor Park. The twice-fried boneless chicken breast sandwich that’s dusted with buttermilk ranch seasoning and topped with American cheese, Rooster Sauce and dill pickle chips has been a hit all summer on the River. And starting on Monday, September 14th at 11 a.m., the fried chicken sandwich will be available at all four Federal Donuts locations.

The $6.75 sandwich will also be offered for delivery via Caviar, or you can pre-order online and schedule an in shop pickup.

Federal Donuts locations are in Pennsport, Center City, Poplar and University City.

Now if they’ll just sell those cinnamon mini-donuts everywhere. They might just be my favorite of all their donuts.

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Tomorrow: Federal Donuts Pop Up And More At N3RD St Market


N3RD St Farmers Market, which brings growers, farmers and makers to Old City, will host Federal Donuts, Hocks N Coqs and Food Underground (among others) tomorrow, Wednesday, July 1st, from 12 – 7pm.

We’ve already had some FedNuts news today, but for those who can’t get to their National Fried Chicken Day celebration, there’s this: A N3RD pop-up that will offer donuts all day long for $2.50/ donut or $20/ dozen. Tomorrow’s flavors are Peach Cobbler, Chocolate Tahina and Creme Brûlée.

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FedNuts Brings Back Fried Chicken Sandwiches For One Day Only


Yeah, so you’re gonna want to make your National Fried Chicken Day plans early this year.

That snap up there? That’s a Port FedNuts Fried Chicken Sandwich. Normally available only at the Spruce Street Harbor Park location, they’re crazy-good and have a tendency to inspire a kind of obsessive love among fans. And for one day only, they’re going to be available everywhere.

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This Year, You’ll be Eating Well on the Riverfront

spruce-street-harbor-park-barges-matt-stanley-940Spruce Street Harbor Park Presented by Univest/Valley Green Bank and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest have announced their food partners and the ante has been upped. Franklin Fountain, Shane Confectionery, Federal Donuts, and the revival of Chifa will all go a long way towards making 2015 a year to head to the Delaware River.

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More Free Stuff: Federal Donuts for College Students

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As finals season approaches, college students are inundated with unpleasant messages from professors like, “don’t start studying the night before” (challenge accepted) and “you really need to have kept up with the reading all semester to do well,” (like, okay, thank you for the world’s least helpful advice because you know no one did that).

But as always, sugary fried food is here to make everything better. Federal Donuts is offering a free hot fresh donut to any college student with an ID who visits their West Philly (3428 Sansom Street) or  North Philly (701 N. Seventh Street) shop.

Show your ID during your school’s exam dates (the list is included below and you’re welcome. I’m not saying I’m a hero but I’m not saying I’m not one) and pick between a free Brown Sugar Cinnamon, Strawberry Lavender, or Vanilla Spice donut.

You can get a free donut during…

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Who Wants A Pizza Brain / Little Baby’s Ice Cream / Federal Dounts Collaboration?


What happens when three of Philly’s strangest favorite local businesses get together for a one-night-only collaboration? Fan-crazed mayhem and food-induced comas resulting from donut and fried chicken inspired pizza and ice cream, that’s what.

Which is why we’re warning you in advance about this week’s event. Pizza Brain and Little Baby’s Ice Cream are back for another Third Thursdee, and their collaborative partner this time? Returning champ Federal Donuts.

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