When the first Federal Donuts opened one early morning in October 2011, crowds of hungry Philadelphians descended upon the humble shop. Lines snaked out the door and down quiet residential Two Street in South Philly, bringing to life a weird idea dreamed up by five partners with deep food experience.

We're the world's first fried chicken and donut shop, serving affordable comfort classics in unexpected flavors. 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). At 11am, the Korean-style fried chicken rolls out - super crispy, twice-fried and coated in either dry seasonings or glazes.

Philly's response was so enthusiastic, we opened a second shop in Center City just one year later. There are currently six brick and mortar stores in Philly, plus seasonal locations at Citizens Bank Park (home of the Phillies) and Spruce Street Harbor Park.

Opened: 2011
Cuisine: Coffee, Fried Chicken, Donuts
Chef: Matthew Fein
Website: federaldonuts.com
• Center City
• South Philly
• West Philly
• North Philly
• South Street
• Whole Foods
• Citizens Bank Park