Rooster Soup Co. Raises $150K

Rooster Soup Co., a joint venture between Federal Donuts and Broad Street Ministry, reached its fundraising goal of $150,000 this week.

With only four days left in the funding period, Rooster Soup Co. is boasting more than 1,300 backers, $158,464 in pledged funds and Philadelphia Mayor Nutter vouching on its behalf. Now the company is stretching its goal to $200,000.

It plans to use the unused chicken parts from Federal Donuts to create soup stock for at least one new retail restaurant. Rooster Soup Co. then plans to donate 100 percent of its profits, after operating costs, to The Broad Street Ministry’s Hospitality Collaborative.

Last week the business released a teaser menu with some proposed flavors. It included tantalizing options such as “Pastramen” and Chicken Noodle Pho.

“It’s important to get people excited about the concept by showing them what they could be eating if they make the Kickstarter successful,” said Felicia D'Ambrosio, co-founder of Federal Donuts and director of communications for CookNSolo.


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