JONESBORO, Ga. — They started out as a ghost restaurant, but in just a short amount of time, Atlanta's Slutty Vegan has turned their brand into an establishment locals and celebrities love.
Pinky Cole started her business in August 2018 and customers could only reach her through social media. Only after weeks of quickly growing, she turned her ghost restaurant into a food truck.
11Alive got the chance to speak with her after that milestone about her 100 percent plant-based vegan burgers.
"It is the seasonings that we curate together to really make our food next level," she explained. "Because anybody could just heat a patty, our vegan patty. But the seasonings that we associate with it, we add a Caribbean flair and infuse it with some southern bites, so you can really taste the flavor."
The success didn't stop there. Months after that 11Alive interview, Slutty Vegan opened a storefront and held a ribbon cutting outside of the business, 1542 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, in January.
Now, the city of Jonesboro has announced the business is opening a new restaurant location there.
"We are excited to officially announce that Slutty Vegan ATL has purchased their new restaurant location within the City of Jonesboro," the city's Facebook post reads.
"You've asked for restaurants downtown and we are bringing them to you," the post continued. "Everyone stop what you are doing and welcome them into our community!"
In just an hour, the post has been shared more than 200 times. In the comments, many seem to be excited about the new location, telling Cole "Congratulations", and "welcome to Jonesboro."