Founders of Federal Donuts to Talk Kickstarter on BetterWorldians Radio

Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook to discuss plans for Rooster Soup Co.


Phoenix, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/17/2014 -- BetterWorldians Radio today announced that Federal Donuts founders Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook will be guests on the Internet radio broadcast on Thursday, July 17th at 11 a.m. Eastern Time on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel (BetterWorldiansRadio.com).

BetterWorldians Radio is a weekly show that inspires with the people and ideas that are making the world a better place.

Solomonov and Cook will discuss their current Kickstarter Campaign to help fund a new restaurant, Rooster Soup Co., which will benefit the hungry in Philadelphia. The idea is to use leftover chicken from the popular Federal Donuts to make chicken soup at Rooster Soup Co. All profits from Rooster Soup Co. will be donated to Broad Street Ministry, a broadminded faith community committed to extending radical hospitality to all of Philadelphia. Reverend Andy Greenhow will also appear on the show to talk about the campaign.

"What we’re hoping is that Philadelphia embraces this very unique model, whereby if you’re walking by somebody on the street in Philadelphia and you see them down and out, and struggling and you don’t know what to do, if the Rooster Soup Company were to exist, you could, by your purchasing power, help that person just by ordering lunch,” said Broad Street Ministry's Bill Golderer.

BetterWorldians Radio cohost Gregory Hansell said, “We are excited to help Michael, Steve, and Andy get the word out about their wonderful Kickstarter Campaign to fund Rooster Soup Co. As a long time fan of Federal Donuts, I’m personally backing the campaign. They are making a difference in the lives of others in such a unique way and we believe our listeners will really enjoy hearing about it and will enjoy the delicious food as well.”

About BetterWorldians Radio
BetterWorldians Radio is a weekly Internet radio broadcast on the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio network that has provided a platform for some of the most inspiring people and organizations in our world today. BetterWorldians Radio is hosted by Ray, MarySue and Gregory Hansell, the family team that created the popular game on Facebook, A Better World. BetterWorldians Radio airs live on Thursdays at 11 a.m. ET on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel and has featured guests such as Ryan Carroll (CEO of Summertime Entertainment and producer of Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return), Tom Ziglar (CEO, Ziglar, Inc.), and Tiny Buddha founder Lori Deschene. To listen to the show, log on to BetterWorldiansRadio.com. All shows will be available in the BetterWorldians content library on the VoiceAmerica Variety Channel for on demand and podcast download.

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About Michael Solomonov
A 2011 James Beard Award winner for “Best Chef, MidAtlantic,” Chef Michael Solomonov is the executive chef at Zahav, Philadelphia’s renowned modern Israeli restaurant. Known for his extraordinary skill at transforming simple foods into artful culinary masterpieces, he is widely regarded as one of the city’s top young chefs and entrepreneurs. In addition to his duties at Zahav, of which is he coowner, Chef Solomonov is a partner in Percy Street Barbecue, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher and Federal Donuts, a mostly takeout, donutsandfriedchicken shop serving exceptional coffee, cake donuts and fried chicken. He is a graduate of the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. Born in Israel, he grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and now calls Philadelphia home.

About Steve Cook
Known as one of Philadelphia’s top hospitality entrepreneurs, Steven Cook is the coowner
of Zahav, Percy Street Barbecue, and Federal Donuts, together with Michael Solomonov. Cook’s distinctive restaurants have received a lion’s share of national and local publicity. In 2012, Food & Wine magazine named Cook and his business partner, Chef Michael Solomonov, among the country’s top “Empire Builders,” admiring their devotion “to reinventing overlooked cuisines.” Prior to starting Cook + Solo, Cook was the owner and executive chef at West Philadelphia’s beloved Marigold Kitchen, where he first partnered with Chef Solomonov. He is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and the French Culinary Institute, and left a job as an investment banker in New York City to return to his Philadelphia roots and pursue a career as a restaurateur. Today, he is counted among the city’s most successful.

About Rev. Andy Greenhow
Rev. Andy Greenhow is the Minister of Stewardship, Congregational Partnership, and Belonging at Broad Street Ministry, a broadminded faith community committed to extending radical hospitality to all of Philadelphia, particularly those least likely to receive it anywhere else. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), having received his Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he was the recipient of the C. Frederick and Cleta R. Mathias Memorial Prize in Worship and Pastoral Ministry. Prior to seminary, he served as a longterm volunteer rebuilding homes destroyed by the floods following Hurricane Katrina at Project Homecoming, a disaster recovery and community redevelopment nonprofit in New Orleans. His undergraduate studies at the University of Toronto were in Cinema Studies, Political Science, and Near & Middle Eastern Studies.

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