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Pinky Cole To Merge Slutty Vegan And Bar Vegan Into 1 Location For The First Time, Starting In Her Hometown Of Baltimore

Pinky Cole is using the popular phrase “Two is better than one” to make history within the restaurant industry.

Nov 13, 2023

Pinky Cole's Slutty Vegan Products Available In Target Stores Across Atlanta — 'They Tried To Make Me A Target, So We Put ‘Em In Target'

Residents of metro Atlanta, GA, no longer have to pull up to a Slutty Vegan location to grab several items on its menu.

Aug 22, 2023

Pinky Cole Celebrates Slutty Vegan's Fifth Anniversary With The Announcement Of Her 13th Location Coming To An HBCU

If DJ Khaled’s famous saying, “Another one,” were a business, it would be Pinky Cole’s Slutty Vegan. The Atlanta-based entrepreneur recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of her popular restaurant and announced its 13 th location set to open on the campus of Spelman College.

Aug 8, 2023

Pinky Cole Says Slutty Vegan Has Been 'More Of A Target Than We’ve Ever Been Before' For Lawsuits

Basking in success often comes with its own share of battles. Founded by Pinky Cole in 2018, Slutty Vegan has become an ultra popular plant-based restaurant franchise. The vegan food brand became valued at $100 million in 2022, as previously reported by AfroTech. However, a few months later, news surfaced about Slutty Vegan being hit with a lawsuit.

Jun 7, 2023

Slutty Vegan Was Born In Pinky Cole's Apartment — Now, She's Helping Others Conceive Their Ideas Through The 'American Session'

One could argue, and rightfully so, that the ’90s was an era full of Black pride as represented in culture, particularly in music, television, and film. From the anthems of R&B groups to the display of Black excellence on the big and small screen, there was no shortage of inspiration from fine art. One of the common themes, especially in television and film, was the consistent examples of Black creatives and executives. The New York-centered sitcom “Living Single” is an example of a group of Black 20-something women and how they navigated the hustle of dreaming big until they tapped into the success of reaching that dream. Entrepreneurship and success were always at the center, and there was iconic representation for those who aspired for the same. While there are several examples of Black women entrepreneurs throughout history, the depiction of such figures in pop culture has influenced many since the ’90s. According to a Forbes report, Black-owned businesses rose during that...

May 9, 2023

'I Only Operate In Integrity' — Slutty Vegan Founder Responds After Being Named In Lawsuit

Pinky Cole is serious about maintaining her integrity. The Slutty Vegan founder and CEO took to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 11), to speak out against claims that she withheld wages from an employee.

Jan 12, 2023

'My Wildest Dream Has Come True' — Pinky Cole Recalls Losing Everything Before Building Her $100M Company

The world loves a good come-up story. These narratives serve as a testament that anything is possible if you have a little faith and put in the necessary work. via GIPHY Pinky Cole is a prime example of this “out of the mud” story. The Slutty Vegan CEO is a Baltimore, MD, native whose hopes of entrepreneurship started as a dream and had significant challenges before she bloomed into the successful mogul she is today.

Nov 22, 2022

Angela Simmons' Love For Pastries Continues Through Vegan Funnel Cake Brand In Partnership With Pinky Cole and Slutty Vegan

There’s so much power in partnership. Angela Simmons has officially announced that something sweet is on the way alongside Slutty Vegan and Pinky Cole. The 34-year-old serial entrepreneur is bringing vegan funnel cake desserts to the world through Angela’s Cakes.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Angela Renee Simmons (@angelasimmons)

Sep 16, 2022

Slutty Vegan's Pinky Cole Goes From Once Working As A Dasher To Being Appointed As Chief Restaurant Advisor At DoorDash

Pinky Cole doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon when it comes to her business endeavors. In fact, f or her latest move, the Slutty Vegan founder has added a new title to her resume. Courtesy Graphic

Jun 29, 2022

The Pinky Cole Foundation Partners With Varo Bank To Get Entrepreneurs Equipped With LLCs

Aisha “Pinky” Cole is about her business, and she is paving the way for the next entrepreneurs to create their own empires. As AfroTech just told you, the founder and CEO of the Slutty Vegan franchise blessed the entire 2022 graduating class at Clark Atlanta University with Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Already, recipients of the generous contributions have gotten their LLCs off the ground and running in less than three weeks. “When I graduated, I did not have a plan, but these people graduated with a plan. Now, it’s about how they executed that plan, and I’m looking forward to more entrepreneurs from that class of students who have gotten their LLCs to do something big and create that multimillion-dollar business, just like I did. If I can do it as a girl from East Baltimore from around the way and who comes from humble beginnings, I know every single one of them can too,” Cole told AfroTech in an exclusive interview.

Jun 13, 2022

Pinky Cole's 4-Year-Old Slutty Vegan Brand Valued At $100M After Raising $25M Series A Funding Round

Aisha “Pinky” Cole and the Slutty Vegan brand continue to smash ceilings. Per For(bes) The Culture, Cole announced that she managed to raise $25 million in a Series A funding round. Her brand now sits at $100 million. With the goal of building a billion-dollar brand, she may be well on her way with not just the popular four-year-old vegan burger chain, but also a foundation, shoe deal, and many other lucrative moves under her belt.

May 9, 2022

Slutty Vegan's Pinky Cole, Varo Bank Link Up To Provide Entrepreneurs With Financial Resources

Slutty Vegan’s Pinky Cole is on a mission to break down financial barriers and help the Atlanta, GA community achieve financial wealth! No stranger to breaking barriers, Pinky Cole knows what it means to achieve success by her measures, which is why she didn’t let anything get in between the launch of her vegan restaurant, Slutty Vegan. To date, she has gained a national following through the food chain and has hopes to help others reach identical pinnacles of success. Together with the nation’s only all-digital bank, Varo — Cole will launch a community giveback program to provide Atlantans with a brighter future equipped with a financial gain during the holiday season. “Pink Cole embodies our values and spirit of innovation at Varo,” said Varo Founder and CEO Colin Walsh in an official press release shared with AfroTech. “She is a tremendous force for good and we could now think of a more impactful community leader and gamechanger to partner with. We were proud to celebrate her...

Dec 17, 2021