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Federal Donuts Raises the Stakes in the Breakfast Sandwich Game

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The doughnut and fried chicken chain is adding “the holy grail of breakfast sandwiches” to its lineup

The new bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich at Federal Donuts
Michael Persico

Philly’s favorite destination for doughnuts and fried chicken is getting into the breakfast sandwich game. Starting Monday, all Federal Donuts locations are adding a bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich to their morning lineup. From March 4 to 18, the sandwich comes with a free small cup of the chain’s house-blend coffee.

Rotating doughnut flavors, like the Phish-inspired creations and the Iggle, a Philadelphia Eagles tribute, pop up often at Federal Donuts, but this is the first new item to earn a spot on the permanent menu since the chicken sandwich with buttermilk ranch seasoning and American cheese was introduced in 2015. It includes a steamed and fried egg, Cooper Sharp cheese, and bacon with a sweet and spicy cherry pepper relish on a Martin’s potato roll, for $6.

“This is Federal Donuts’ bacon, egg and cheese — the holy grail of breakfast sandwiches,” Federal Donuts CEO and partner Tom Henneman said in a press release. Henneman operates the chain with Felicia D’Ambrosio, Bob Logue, and Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook of Zahav, Dizengoff, Abe Fisher and Goldie.

The Federal Donuts crew also has The Rooster, a Jewish deli that gives all of its profits to the Broad Street Hospitality Collaborative.

The new sandwich is available from 7-10:30 a.m. every day at all shops: South Philly (1219 S. 2nd Street), Center City (1632 Sansom Street), University City (3428 Sansom Street), West Poplar (701 N. 7th Street), South Street (540 South Street), and Whole Foods (2101 Pennsylvania Avenue).

Federal Donuts also sells extra crispy, twice-fried Korean-style chicken coated in a range of seasonings or glazes, available from 11 a.m daily. Coffee, “hot fresh” doughnuts fried to order and tossed in flavored sugars, and glazed and decorated “fancy” doughnuts round out the offerings.

takeout cup of coffee, doughnut, and sandwich Michael Persico

Federal Donuts

701 North 7th Street, , PA 19123 (267) 928-3893 Visit Website