Pinky Cole to Open Fourth Slutty Vegan Location in Duluth, Georgia

|Updated Oct 7, 2021

Slutty Vegan fans, if getting to Atlanta for vegan southern food that's satisfying and delicious is out of the question, good news is coming your way. Pinky Cole, the chef, owner, and philanthropist is about to open her fourth location, with plans to keep going beyond that.

Cole just announced that she will be opening her fourth brick-and-mortar location later this year in Duluth, right outside of Atlanta. The company announced that the new restaurant will provide Slutty Vegan classics alongside an extensive menu that features fully plant-based burgers, sandwiches, and more with Impossible Meat at its core.

“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,” Cole said. “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.”

Cole originally launched her Slutty Vegan concept in 2018, gaining widespread success across Atlanta and national acclaim. Since then, Cole’s Slutty Vegan empire has expanded to three Slutty Vegan restaurant locations, her new Bar Vegan concept, and several locations planned across other cities including Birmingham, Alabama.

The Duluth location will feature signature Slutty Vegan dishes including the One Night Stand: An impossible burger topped with vegan bacon, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato, vegan cheese, and Cole’s Slut Sauce complete with a vegan Hawaiian bun. Other fan favorites include the Fussy Hussy burger with pickles, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, and Slut Sauce and the Heaux Boy with New Orleans style vegan shrimp topped with lettuce, tomato, pickle, and Slut Sauce.

The new Slutty Vegan will be located at 2131 Pleasant Hill Rd. Duluth, Georgia in Gwinnett County. The storefront will be Slutty Vegan’s fourth location in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The other locations can be found in Edgewood (476 Edgewood Ave. SE Atlanta, GA), Jonesboro (164 McDonough St. Jonesboro, GA), and its flagship location (1542 Ralph David Abernathy BLVD Atlanta, GA).

Cole aims to continue expanding its Slutty Vegan empire, announcing that several locations will open across the south soon. Earlier this year, the restauranteur teamed up with Atlanta’s Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks to open Bar Vegan in Atlanta’s Ponce City Market. The vegan bar concept provides a full, flavorful vegan menu designed by Cole and Big Dave’s CEO Derrick ‘D’ Hayes.

Beyond her innovative and delicious vegan restaurant portfolio, Cole works extensively to help communities facing food insecurity, financial hardship, and other issues. Launching The Pinky Cole Foundation in 2019, Cole has initiated several campaigns to help Black communities in Atlanta. Last year, the organization funded 30 Clark Atlanta University students’ tuitions, paid struggling local restaurant’s rent and purchased life insurance and a car for Rayshard Brooks’ family following his death at the hands of police.

Earlier this week, Cole teamed up with PETA to help inaugurate the organization’s new food justice campaign that aims to hold governments accountable for food insecurity and the damages caused by animal agriculture. The campaign intends to petition government bodies to enact sustainable policies and raise awareness about food deserts, greenhouse emissions, and waste. Slutty Vegan participated by providing free entrees from its signature menu including the Main Chik sandwich. Check out The Pinky Cole Foundation for more of Cole's philanthropic work.

“We’ve made veganism fun and accessible at Slutty Vegan and are all about indulging in the little pleasures life brings,” Cole said. “We want to show that eating plant-based doesn’t have to be boring. With lines down the block at each of our locations, we’re honored to bring good, kinder food to Atlanta and are grateful for PETA taking up this issue on a national level.”

Fast-food restaurants have finally got the memo that their customer base isn’t just coming through for a burger, fried chicken, or a beef taco. Many now have plant-based foods and are coming up with creative, delicious ways to get more greens on the menu. Here are the 6 best fast-food chains with plant-based options on the menu.

1. Burger King

Turns out there’s a lot more to rely on than a salad if you’re eating plant-based. Burger King has the Impossible Whopper featuring a meatless patty as well as a few secretly vegan options such as the French Toast Sticks and Hashbrowns.

2. White Castle

Known for its mini square-shaped sliders, this hamburger chain jumped on the plant-based bandwagon at some participating locations. You can find an Impossible Slider on some White Castle menus.

3. Del Taco

This was the first national Mexican fast-food chain to offer Beyond Meat at the company’s 580 restaurants across the country. Del Taco has the Beyond Avocado Taco on the menu along with the Epic Beyond Original Mex Burrito and Avocado Veggie Bowl.

4. Carl's Jr.

Another brand synonymous with beef burgers, Carl’s Jr. offers several plant-based options for veggie and plant lover such as Beyond Famous Star Burger and Guacamole Thickburger.

5. Taco Bell

This fast-food restaurant may have been one of the first you frequented while transitioning to plant-based eating. That’s because Taco Bell has eight million vegetarian combinations and sells 350 million vegetarian items a year through menu substitutions or ordering off their vegetarian menu. In fact, they were the first quick-service restaurant to offer American Vegetarian Association (AVA) certified food options.

6. Starbucks

From the time it started offering breakfast sandwiches in 2006, the coffee conglomerate became a competitor in the fast-food space. You can get your favorite hot and cold beverages made with almond, coconut or oat milk but there are also plant-based food options available such as the Baja Black Bean Veggie Wrap, bagel with vegan cream cheese and Impossible Breakfast Sandwich.