With eight days left on its Kickstarter, Broad Street Ministry and Federal Donuts say they've come up with the $150,000 goal to fund Rooster Soup Co., a philanthropic restaurant that will donate 100 percent of net profits to Broad Street Ministry's Hospitality Collaborative.
Basically, the eatery will make soup from the previously discarded chicken backs used at Federal Donuts.
The new fundraising goal is $200,000 by Saturday, July 26. If that is hit, three CookNSolo Restaurants associates have promised to get Rooster Soup Co. logo tattoos in solidarity with Broad Street Ministry chef Steve Seibel. He had promised to tattoo the Rooster Soup logo on his arm if it reached $150,000 by July 22.
On June 11, Federal Donuts and Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative launched the Kickstarter to make chicken stock and provide it at no cost to Rooster Soup Co., which will turn it into a variety of delicious soups to sell.
Rooster's net profits will then fund Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative, who provide meals, essential services, and community to the most vulnerable Philadelphians.
Restaurateurs Steve Cook and Mike Solomonov (Zahav, Percy Street Barbecue), along with Tom Henneman and Bob Logue (Bodhi Coffee) and food writer Felicia D'Ambrosio opened the first Federal Donuts in October 2011. Serving only coffee, donuts and fried chicken, FedNuts quickly earned notice from the media.