F&B Magazine Q&A With Chef Pinky Cole • Slutty Vegan Restaurant - Food & Beverage Magazine

F&B Magazine Q&A With Chef Pinky Cole • Slutty Vegan Restaurant

Chef Cole

After breaking ground just months ago, Slutty Vegan has risen to fame through Instagram (nearly 250K followers) as a 100% plant-based vegan burger joint that has thousands upon thousands of vegan and non-vegan fans lining up across the country for hours.  With food as provocative as the name implies and menu titles that intrigue (Fussy Hussy, Sloppy Toppy & One Night Stand), this Atlanta-based burger shop is on an ongoing national pop-up tour that has celebrities, senators, sports stars, and skeptics getting #Sluttified. We would love to arrange an interview with you and Pinky Cole to share how Slutty Vegan is swiftly becoming America’s go-to 100% plant-based burger destination.  After breaking ground just months ago, Slutty Vegan has risen to fame through Instagram (nearly 250K followers) as a 100% plant-based vegan burger joint that has thousands upon thousands of vegan and non-vegan fans lining up across the country for hours. 
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With food as provocative as the name implies and menu titles that intrigue (Fussy Hussy, Sloppy Toppy & One Night Stand), this Atlanta-based burger shop is on an ongoing national pop-up tour that has celebrities, senators, sports stars, and skeptics getting #Sluttified.  We would love to arrange an interview with you and Pinky Cole to share how Slutty Vegan is swiftly becoming America’s go-to 100% plant-based burger destination.

After a tragic fire in 2014 devastated her first restaurant in NYC, Pinky Cole lost everything–her restaurant, her apartment, her car–and was forced to start from scratch. With a background as a TV producer, an opportunity back in Los Angeles presented itself for the now NAACP Award-Winning BET’s “Fix My Life.” Saving up money earned from the show, Pinky used her savings to step back into the restaurant scene.

Creating vegan recipes in her home, she knew she’d struck gold again with her burger recipe. Always pushing ahead with bold ideas and unparalleled confidence, Pinky started out in commercial kitchens, renting a space to share her new recipes. The first week, only four customers showed up. By the second week, there were 150 people waiting outside and from there, the numbers grew so quickly she was forced out of the commercial kitchen and onto a food truck, popping up into different sectors of Atlanta each day. Within four months, she was signing a lease at their brick and mortar.  On opening day in January 2019, over 1200 customers showed up waited upwards of 8 hours to taste Pinky’s culinary creations.

Beginning her professional career as a TV production assistant, Pinky quickly rose through the ranks to become a producer at the age of 21; this background would inform her ability to create and excel quickly as an entrepreneur. Slutty Vegan is provocative enough to get attention of the masses, but it’s the taste, quality, and Pinky’s incredible attitude and relatable climb to the top that keeps communities nationwide and celebrities including presidential hopeful Cory Booker, Colin Kaepernick, Issa Rae, Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence, 2Chainz, B.O.B, Missy Elliott, Usher, and dozens more lining up to take a bite.

When Pinky isn’t running her culinary empire, bottling her now nationally craved sauces, or touring nationally on the road for the next pop-up stop (which she holds exclusively in minority-owned businesses), she spends her time giving back to her community, holding business workshops and donating computers to schools in need.

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