Pinky Cole, the visionary, Founder and CEO behind Slutty Vegan, Bar Vegan and The Pinky Cole Foundation, announces the opening of a new Slutty Vegan location in Duluth, GA. Located in Gwinnett County (2131 Pleasant Hill Rd.), the restaurant will open in late 2021 and serve an expansive menu featuring creative takes on 100% plant-based burgers, sandwiches and meals made with Impossible meat and donning cheeky names.
After a successful pop-up in Duluth, the Slutty Vegan mogul decided that it was going to be the home of her next location. Slutty Vegan Duluth will be Cole’s fourth food and beverage concept since launching Slutty Vegan in 2018.
Fan-favorites including the ONE NIGHT STAND, a burger loaded with vegan bacon, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato & Slut Sauce on a vegan Hawaiian bun and the FUSSY HUSSY, a burger loaded with pickles, vegan cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato & Slut Sauce on a vegan Hawaiian bun, plus unexpected options like the HEAUX BOY featuring vegan shrimp tossed in a New Orleans style batter, loaded with lettuce, tomato, pickle & Slut Sauce on a vegan Hawaiian bun will be available for takeout and delivery.
“After years of loyal sluts traveling from Duluth all the way to Atlanta for us, we’re excited to finally give them what they’ve been waiting for,” said Cole. “I’m so thrilled that we will continue to build Slutty Vegan and expand to offer our signature brand of vegan food to new communities both in Georgia and beyond.”
Through all of her locations, Cole has created a game-changing empire that’s dedicated to reinventing vegan food culture, where vegans and meat eaters alike can break free from kale and quinoa salads. Slutty Vegan’s crave-worthy, indulgent menus and joyful customer interactions draw locals and visitors to eagerly wait in now-infamous lines down the block for vegan burgers, sandwiches and more. Sluttified fans include celebrities Snoop Dawg, Jermaine Dupri, Taraji P. Henson, Tyler Perry, Tiffany Haddish, Queen Latifah and many more. The restaurant has plans to sluttify other cities across the country with upcoming openings to be announced soon.
In February 2021, Cole opened Bar Vegan at Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market, introducing Atlanta to “bar theatre.” The bold, memorable and experiential restaurant offers a fun, high energy atmosphere with exciting and exotic visual presentations of curated drinks, plus flavorful vegan bar food. Presented by Cole and D. Hayes, President and CEO of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, the vegan food menu includes hearty salads, savory egg rolls, flavorful cauliflower wings and must-have cheesesteaks.
Cole pours all her love, experience and talent into a recipe for success. In May 2019, Cole established The Pinky Cole Foundation. In partnership with another philanthropist, she has paid rent for struggling local businesses, paid the tuition of 30 Clark Atlanta University students, purchased a car and life insurance for the family of Rayshard Brooks who was murdered by a police officer in spring 2020 and more. Most recently, Cole teamed up with Derrick Hayes of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks to spearhead the Square 1: The Liife Experience, a program with an initiative to provide life insurance policies by December 2023 to 25,000 Black men to support their health and generate generational wealth in the black community.
Cole has been recognized by prestigious organizations all over the U.S., including being named to Restaurant Hospitality’s 2021 Power List, Forbes Next 1000, Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 100 Powerful Women in Business List, LA Wire Influential Women of 2020 and most recently, PETA’s 2021 Most Beautiful Vegan Celebrities List.
2131 Pleasant Hill Rd., Suite 133
Duluth, GA 30096
About Slutty Vegan:
Founded in 2018, Slutty Vegan quickly grew a loyal following thanks to CEO and Founder Pinky Cole’s cheekily named, creative takes on plant-based burgers and fun, party atmosphere. With a mission to provide quality vegan meals to communities that would have otherwise never had these options, the wildly popular concept has not slowed down since opening, with people from all over Atlanta and beyond lining up to try the famed vegan burgers. Igniting a national vegan revolution that’s loved by everyone including the world’s most famous celebrities and sport stars such as Snoop Dogg, Usher, Taraji P. Henson, Tiffany Haddish, Will Smith, Colin Kaepernick, Tyler Perry, Martin Lawrence and Missy Elliott, Slutty Vegan is truly changing the way people think about vegan food. Slutty Vegan has been featured on INC.com, CNN, Fast Company, INSIDER, ESSENCE, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Eater Atlanta and more.
About Bar Vegan:
Bar Vegan is a bold, memorable and experiential restaurant bringing “bar theatre” to Atlanta. Located on the second floor of the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market, the restaurant brings a fun, high energy atmosphere with “experience cocktails” made tableside, plus beer and wine. Presented by Cole and D. Hayes, President and CEO of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, the vegan food menu includes hearty salads, savory egg rolls, flavorful cauliflower wings and must-have cheesesteaks. Bar Vegan’s vibe is poppy and trendy, with accents of love throughout and multiple focal walls and design elements for guests to capture memorable photos within the space.
About The Pinky Cole Foundation:
Founded in 2019, the Foundation has an overarching mission to lead entrepreneurship and financial literacy-focused education initiatives. Specifically targeting teens and young adults (13 – 22 years of age) in the U.S. by applying an intentional equity lens in its program design, the Foundation prioritizes grassroots and hyperlocal approaches to empower young people of color, a segment of our society which too often faces disproportionate challenges and obstacles to success. As a core value, this organization believes that Black economic progress is achieved by creatively leveraging economic opportunities, successful risk-taking, and innovation. For more information on The Pinky Cole Foundation, please visit this page.