Bringing vegan options and food awareness to Atlanta’s West End has always been a life dream of Pinky Cole, CEO and Founder of The Slutty Vegan.
Opening the conversation on vegan food options for people who have never considered them in this community that has such high numbers in hypertension, cholesterol, obesity, and a host of other food-borne ailments, is momentous.
Cole started making moves from her two-bedroom apartment in July of 2018, selling Slutty Vegan’s signature burgers fresh to order via Instagram…yep, Instagram! In a few weeks’ time, she was filling orders around the city of Atlanta and serving burgers from a mobile food truck.
By October 2018, the first Slutty Vegan restaurant location opened. Three months later, a crowd of 1,200 gathered outside the restaurant in 45-degree weather for the grand opening.