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Gastronomy & Food Service

Slutty Vegan Prepares to Open First NYC Restaurant in Brooklyn Next Month

Pinky Cole, founder and CEO of burger phenomenon Slutty Vegan, announces Slutty Vegan Brooklyn will officially open on Saturday, September 17th. Located at 690 Fulton Street in Fort Greene, the new restaurant marks the brand’s first franchise in New York, and its 7th national location. Known for its provocatively named burgers, Slutty Vegan was founded in 2018 and has become world-famous both for its indulgent fast food and epic long lines. The Brooklyn location comes several months after Cole raised $25M in a Series A funding round to open 20 new locations over the next two years. The round’s investors included iconic restaurateur and Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer.  Cole, who says she aims to “build a billion dollar brand”, has embarked on multiple successful projects …

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DoorDash Appoints Pinky Cole, CEO of Slutty Vegan, as New Chief Restaurant Advisor

Online delivery platform DoorDash announces Pinky Cole, CEO of vegan burger phenomenon Slutty Vegan, today begins a year-long role as the company’s Chief Restaurant Advisor. In her new position, Cole will serve as a “Voice of the Industry” by providing the perspective of a local restaurant operator. An integrated role Cole will also regularly communicate with DoorDash leaders, employees and local restaurateurs through industry roundtables and strategic meetings. DoorDash will additionally offer a “Speed Dial” feature that enables select DoorDash leaders to discuss important industry topics with Pinky in real-time.  “Pinky’s ambitious entrepreneurial mindset for expanding her restaurant empire, coupled with her love for connecting with the communities she operates within through the Pinky Cole Foundation, makes her an ideal operator to assume the role …

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Slutty Vegan Founder Pinky Cole Closes $25M in Series A Funding to Open 20 New Locations

Pinky Cole, the CEO and founder of beloved vegan burger chain Slutty Vegan, reveals she raised $25M in Series A funding from investors that included restaurateur Danny Meyer, says Forbes. Reportedly valued at $100M, Slutty Vegan will use the investment to open about 20 new locations over the next two years.  Growing the empire Cole, who says she aims to “build a billion-dollar brand”, says the funds will also go toward hiring a chief executive officer and chief marketing officer to oversee the company’s growth. The investment is the latest win for Cole’s fast-growing business empire, which includes an upcoming cookbook and Slutty Vegan-themed CBD gummies. In April, the brand introduced “Side Dips”, a line of plant-based dips in Vegan Hot-Lanta Chik’n and Spinach Artichoke …

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Jennifer Stojkovic Launches First Book on Women in Food Tech: “The Future of Food is Female”

Jennifer Stojkovic, executive leader and founder of the Vegan Women Summit, announces the launch and tour of her new book, “The Future of Food is Female – Reinventing the Food System to Save the Planet.” The book is said to be the first to highlight the role of women CEOs, venture capitalists, scientists and entrepreneurs in the modern food tech industry.  Available April 5th in print and ebook versions, the book can be purchased worldwide through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other booksellers.  “The Future of Food” features a collection of insightful stories from 15 women leaders in animal-free food tech, including Heather Mills, Miyoko Schinner (Miyoko’s Creamery CEO), Suzy Amis Cameron (Author and investor), Pinky Cole (Slutty Vegan CEO), among many more.  Women changing …

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Black Female-Owned Slutty Vegan Goes from Strength to Strength with New Location in Duluth, GA

One of the hottest brands in vegan fast food, Slutty Vegan, has announced a new location in Duluth, GA, to be opened in late 2021. The new spot will be the fourth location for the Atlanta-based eatery founded by activist and entrepreneur Pinky Cole.  “Our goal is to reinvent vegan food culture” – Pinky Cole Slutty Vegan, the black-owned, female-owned fast-food specialist started out as a food truck and has since taken the plant-based world by storm, with customers often queuing round the block for the brand’s vegan burgers, sandwiches, and meals made with Impossible meat.  Activism is at the heart of Slutty Vegan and The Pinky Cole Foundation, with campaigns ranging from a collaboration with Impossible Foods to boost voter turnout, to teaming up …

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