My High-Profile Social Enterprise Shut Down, but It Wasn’t a Total Failure

Thursday, November 7, 2019

By Steve Cook

More than five years ago my business partners and I had a vision.

Inspired by Broad Street Ministry‘s work on behalf of our fellow Philadelphians who are the most vulnerable, our local comfort food chain, Federal Donuts, set out to shine a light on the idea that hospitality is a fundamental human need.

Our plan: We would take the unused bones from Federal Donuts’ to-be-fried chicken, turn them into soup, and then turn that soup into the signature menu item at Rooster Soup Company, a restaurant that would donate 100% of its profits to help fund Broad Street’s mission.

Photo courtesy of 12019.

Source: Fast Company (link opens in a new window)

Social Enterprise
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