Chef Michael Solomonov and his crew are a few weeks away from opening Federal Donuts, a fried chicken, donut and coffee eatery in South Philly.

They've been holed up in the kitchen of Percy Street (one of their other restaurants) testing and tasting.

Here, they give the tabletop Donut Robot, the machine that will be frying up the sweet treats for the shop, a whirl.

They're threatening to have the robot working at Wednesday's Feastival fundraiser.