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Bon Jovi Soul Kitchens in Red Bank, Toms River now offering outdoor dining, online pick-up

Asbury Park Press - 6/29/2020

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Come and get it.

The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen community restaurants in Red Bank and Toms River are now open for outdoor dining and pick-up.

The restaurants had been serving first responders only since the coronavirus outbreak began in mid March. That changed last week and the spots now offer online ordering via

Jon Bon Jovi and wife Dorothea Bongiovi demonstrated how to order online in a video they shared on social media.

“No tuna casserole tonight, honey,” Dorothea says to Jon.

The restaurants also posted new house rules for outdoor dining. They are:

Please wait to be seated by our hostess. If you are placing or picking up a to go meal, please inform our hostess for assistance. Please wear a face mask or cover while you are inside our establishment, including in the bathroom (unless you have a medical condition or your child is under two). Please maintain 6 ft. of physical distance. We have limited seating to a maximum of (4) guests per table and have arranged seating 6 ft. apart between parties. In order to accommodate our guests waiting for a table, please adhere to our 45 minute seating limit per party.

The video says it all... we are now offering Online Ordering for Pickup at both locations!! Click the link in our bio to get started.

Posted by JBJ Soul Kitchen Red Bank on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Please be aware of signs on walls and physical guides, such as tape on floors and sidewalks, to ensure proper social distancing while placing or picking up to go meals, waiting for seating or in line for the restroom. Please follow our (1) person or family at a time bathroom policy. Please stay home if you are feeling sick or have a sick family member at home. Please do not smoke. Smoking is prohibited both indoors and in our outdoor seating area. Please practice good hygiene – wash your hands/use sanitizer, avoid touching your face and cover your coughs and sneezes Please provide your email address for contact tracing purposes. Should a member of our staff, volunteer or guest become infected by COVID-19, we will inform you.

View this post on Instagram We’re ready for you - outside dining or take out. See you soon.

A post shared by Jon Bon Jovi (@jonbonjovi) on Jun 28, 2020 at 7:16am PDT

The hours are 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday in Red Bank and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Toms River.

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A third Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen, temporarily closed, is located on the campus of Rutgers-Newark in the university’s Paul Robeson Campus Center in Newark. The JBJ Soul Foundation also started a JBJ Soul Kitchen Food Bank in Suffolk County on Long Island in May.

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Diners either volunteer hours or a pay a donation for their meals at the community restaurants. The Red Bank Soul Kitchen on Monmouth Street opened in 2011 and the Toms River Soul Kitchen, located inside the B.E.A.T. Center on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, opened in 2016.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday, June 29 that the beginning of indoor dining would be delayed in the state. It was scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 2.

Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan;

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