Last month, Federal Donuts, alias FedNut, was front and center in Bon Appétit‘s feature on Philly’s culinary clout. Now, the beloved spot has opened new location in City Center, causing The Inquirer to wonder, “Is this the beginning of a FedNuts empire bent on world chicken-and-doughnut domination as America’s next great chain?” We hope so. As L.A.-bred Umami Burger is heading out east, it would be nice of Philly to send some love back west.
The second outpost focuses on the same things as the original: coffee, donuts, and fried chicken. The fried chicken orders will still come with Japanese cucumber pickles and a honey donut, along with choice of dry seasoning, glaze, or unadorned. However, the slate of donut flavors and fried chicken accoutrements will be a little different.
At South Philly, one might be working with the likes of chocolate-covered banana, pomegranate nutella, or vanilla lavender donuts; and harissa or buttermilk-ranch fried chicken. City Center, meanwhile, has doughnuts in flavors such as mint chocolate cookie, lemon bar, maple bacon, green tea sesame, spicy PB&J, butter pecan, Turkish mocha, strawberry-fennel, and vanilla spice. The fried chicken can be either dusted with Federal Blend, Shabazzi, or Cowboy Coffee seasonings; or glazed with passionfruit teriyaki or dill pickle.
[via The Inquirer]