Penn getting Federal Donuts

New Federal Donuts at 3428 Sansom St., opening March 10.

Federal Donuts - the specialist in fried chicken, doughnuts and coffee - is setting up its third location, in a brownstone at 3428 Sansom St. (267-275-8489) next to Doc Magrogan's and across from Penn Law School in University City.

It opens with doughnuts at 7 a.m. Monday, March 10. (Chicken starts at 11 a.m.) This location will run daily, 7 a.m. till 7 p.m. or sellout.

Despite the steps leading to the door, this location is built for speed with a counter and a fair amount of table seating. (No camping out here, Quakers. There are zero electrical outlets.)

Two new "Fancy" flavors ($2 each/$20 a dozen) will debut: Marshmallow Marshmallow and Chocolate Covered Strawberry, joining Cookies & Cream, Sticky Bun and other seasonal Fancies. Hot Fresh donuts ($1.25 each or $11/dozen), fried to order and served hot, will be offered in two new seasoned sugars: Chocolate Peanut Butter and Orange Dream.

New fried chicken seasonings Furikake (toasted sesame seeds, bonito flake, nori), Moussa (parsley, onion, saffron, coriander, cumin, sumac) and Buffalo Ranch are debuting, as are new glazes Pad Thai (lime, roasted chili, crushed peanuts) and Sweet Soy Garlic (sweet soy, roasted garlic, sherry).

A fourth FedNuts - at Seventh Street and Fairmount Avenue - is teed up for May or June.

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