Bon Jovi Opens Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant In Red Bank

Submitted by Anthony Onaf


New Jersey native and superstar, Bon Jovi, has opened a "community" restaurant JBJ Soul Kitchen in Red Bank NJ.  This restaurant is unique in the fact that the menu does not list prices.  Meals can be paid by leaving a donation of $20 or more in an envelope placed on the tables or those who cannot afford $20 can eat meals for free by doing volunteer work in the restuarant such as waiting tables, washing dishes, working in the organic garden, etc..

“There are no prices on our menu,” said Jon Bon Jovi, who, with his wife, Dorothea, and a slew of volunteers, created the restaurant through his charitable organization, the JBJ Soul Foundation.

“At a time when one in five households are living at or below the poverty level, and at a time when one in six households are ‘food insecure,’ this is a restaurant whose time has come,” Bon Jovi said. “This is a place based on and built on community — by and for the community.”

Whole Foods Market in Middletown will be donating fresh produce and offering storage space to the JBJ Soul Kitchen.  You won't find anything fancy here at this restaurant, but you can rely on having a "good, healthy, and fresh cooked meal" sayid Terrence Stewart, one of the three chefs.

JBJ Soul Kitchen is located at 207 Monmouth Street in Red Bank, NJ.

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