Federal Donuts helps ready philanthropic restaurant

January 19, 2017

The owners of Federal Donuts, a five-unit doughnut-and-fried-chicken chain with a cult following in Philadelphia, have partnered with Broad Street Ministry on a new restaurant with a philanthropic mission.

The restaurant, Rooster Soup Co., is slated to open in the heart of Philadelphia on Jan. 23. All profits will go to the Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative, which provides meals and other services to Philadelphians.

The idea came from the many chicken backs and other parts left over after Federal Donuts processes its own chicken.

Steven Cook, one of five partners in Federal Donuts, said they thought of opening a