By this point, you’ve heard of Federal Donuts. You’ve made the trek to 34th and Sansom, and decided Blueberry Mascarpone is definitely the move. So what’s next for the restaurateurs behind Abe Fisher, Zahav, and Percy Street Barbecue? A collaboration between the folks at CooknSolo and Broad Street Ministry known as Rooster Soup is in the works.
Every week, Federal Donuts disposes of 1000 pounds of chicken backs and bones, which are unusable for their fried chicken. Every week, 1,200 hungry Philadelphians go to Broad Street Ministry for a hearty and free meal, but there are way more than 1,200 hungry people in the poorest large city in the US. That’s where Rooster Soup comes in.
Rooster Soup aims to use the unused chicken parts from Federal Donuts to make and sell delicious soup. Philly powerhouse chefs Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook have already teased three concoctions: The Pastramen, Chicken Noodle Pho, and Yemenite Thai Green Curry. The best part? 100% of proceeds will go to Broad Street Ministry. Rooster Soup launched a successful Kickstarter in June 2014 with a goal of $150,000, with most of the money going towards renovating a retail location for the restaurant. As of now, they’re wooing a landlord for a prime retail location and just finished working with a Wharton Management 100 team to conduct a communications audit for their business. A launch date hasn’t been released, but stay tuned. I have a feeling it will be worth it.
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