Philadelphia-founded Federal Donuts & Chicken (formerly Federal Donuts) has announced plans for national expansion with new franchising opportunities.

“We are grateful that Federal Donuts & Chicken has resonated with Philadelphians for over a decade. It’s their support that has allowed us to continue to grow within the region and beyond,” says Michael Solomonov & Steve Cook, founders. “We are excited to move into the next chapter partnering with some of the industry’s most successful restaurateurs.”

Federal Donuts & Chicken CEO, Jeff Benjamin, partnered with FD&C founders, Chef Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook, and NewSpring Franchise in 2022. Jeff has partnered with Marc Vetri for over two decades, opening critically acclaimed Italian restaurants.

“I have admired and respected Michael and Steve’s culinary vision for excellence and seen first-hand how they have created an elevated menu of fan favorites available for all to enjoy,” says Jeff Benjamin, chief executive at FD&C. “I am thrilled to now lead the expansion as CEO and allow FD&C to reach its full potential.”

The first local franchisees are a team of respected local entrepreneurs, Chris Magarity, Mike Sloane and Michael Heller. In this role, they will help develop and execute the FD&C's Philadelphia suburban expansion plans. On the heels of last month's first launch in Las Vegas at Red Rock Casino by Stations Casino, the Federal Donuts & Chicken is poised for both regional and national expansion.

“As born and raised Philadelphians, we saw the opportunity to expand the beloved Federal Donuts & Chicken brand across our state,” says Chris Magarity of FD&C. “Our dedication to exceptional hospitality is at the core of our mission, and we are excited to contribute to this ongoing franchise initiative.”