Pinky Cole Once Lost A Restaurant In New York, But Now Slutty Vegan Is Making Its Way To The City After Its Expansion To Alabama
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Pinky Cole Once Lost A Restaurant In New York, But Now Slutty Vegan Is Making Its Way To The City After Its Expansion To Alabama

Slutty Vegan fans residing in Alabama are excited about the franchise’s latest expansion.

 

New Opening

Earlier this week, the Atlanta plant-based burger restaurant opened its doors to a new location in Birmingham, according to CBS 42. It’s located in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

“We are so excited to sluttify all of Birmingham,” Slutty Vegan founder Pinky Cole said, per the outlet. “This location is extremely special to us — it’s our first location outside of Georgia, and we couldn’t be more excited to be a part of your community. We hope you are ready for us, because Slutty Vegan is ready to serve an experience to each and every one of you.”

Jason Crain, Slutty Vegan President shares a statement:

“We are excited to join this historic district and for the opportunity to work alongside the other small businesses within Woodlawn. We have a deep appreciation for Mayor Woodfin and his office for welcoming us with open arms, and give special thanks to the Woodlawn Foundation for not only helping us identify this location, but working with us throughout pandemic delays. We look forward to being a part of the renaissance of Woodlawn and hope to impact the community in a positive way.”

Next Up? New York City

VegNews reports that Slutty Vegan is heading to Brooklyn, NY. Mayor Eric Adams welcomed the company in the announcement video.

“As Mayor, I want to lead a healthy food revolution all over this city,” he expressed. “When we eat better. We feel better. We think better. We live better. Restaurants like yours are going to play such a pivotal role, especially in Black and Brown communities that for far too long have not had the same access and choices.”

He continued: “I am thrilled that we have another extraordinary Black entrepreneur in our city. You’re going to show so many New Yorkers how delicious vegan food can be and I cannot wait to get over to Fort Greene to try one of those burgers for myself.”

For Cole, it’s a full circle moment.

“That is a big announcement because I had a restaurant here, lost it to a grease fire [and] went completely flat broke. So this is a big homecoming for me,” she said. “I’m excited to come here. I’m excited to come back home to New York. And I can’t wait.” 

The Brooklyn location is set to open on Sept. 17.