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In Philadelphia, the cradle of liberty, Federal Donuts is a hometown hero. The donut shop is an American institution, and Philadelphia’s favorite shop was founded in 2011 by five hungry Philadelphians in South Philadelphia whose lives were changed by donuts.

This donut, fried chicken and coffee shop—from partner/CEO Tom Henneman, and partners Steve Cook and Michael Solomonov—is known for its affordable comfort classics in tantalizingly delicious, unexpected flavors that change all the time. The crowds come for donuts first, served either Fancy (glazed and decorated each morning) or Hot Fresh (fried to order and tossed in flavored sugars). Federal Donuts’ twice-fried, super crispy chicken is served with savory dipping sauces, in dry seasonings, or naked.

In addition, Federal Donuts serves up its Philly favorite Chicken Sandwich, a twice-fried boneless chicken breast dusted in house ranch seasoning, and topped with American cheese, dill pickles, and the shop’s not-so-secret recipe for “Spicy Rooster Sauce”, all on a potato roll.