PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — You’ve probably had their donuts and chicken.
Now the owners of this famous Philly restaurant are opening up a new business in the new year with a very compassionate cause.READ MORE: Large Flames Shoot Through Roof Of Princeton University's Theological Seminary Library
The fried chicken is half of what Federal Donuts is known for.
The other half is in their name, but co-owner Tom Henneman hopes the popular comfort food chain is soon known for something even more: Radical hospitality.
And that radical hospitality will come in the form of a new restaurant, replacing Sansom Kabobhouse, and turning it into a for-profit restaurant called The Rooster Soup Company.
“A few years ago my partner came to us and said, he we have all this chicken left over,” Henneman said. “All of these chicken parts. We should make some chicken stock and at the end of the year, every cent of profit, will be donated to the Broad Street Ministry.READ MORE: CDC Says There's 'Substantial' Level Of COVID-19 Transmission In Parts Of Pennsylvania, Delaware And New Jersey Region
“We serve folks who are experiencing deep poverty. Often they are folks who are experiencing hunger and homelessness,” Carrie Kitchen-Santiago explained.
Kitchen-Santiago is the ministry’s chief operating officer and says she expects some $50-100 thousand to be donated each year once the restaurant is up and running.
And those that soon simply eat here could be indirectly feeding those vulnerable as well.
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Well the owners say they hope to have it up and running by the summer of 2016.