Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ Restaurant Opens In New Jersey

RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — Jon Bon Jovi’s “pay-what-you-can” charity restaurant in New Jersey is open for business.

The rocker said Wednesday that Soul Kitchen in Red Bank is designed to help the hungry without the stigma of a soup kitchen.

There are no prices on the menu. Diners pay whatever they’re able to. Those without money can still eat provided they’re willing to work in the restaurant or perform some community service.

Bon Jovi tells The Associated Press he’s heavily involved in the operation, including rolling up his sleeves behind the scenes to wash dishes. But the New Jersey native says he “can’t cook a lick.”

The restaurant operates out of a former auto body shop near the Red Bank train station. The rocker’s charitable foundation is subsidizing it.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • toniejean

    I hope it works out. We as a human race do not care about one another. He is also involved with habitat for humanity. Rock on Jon.

  • al

    so if you work you eat…….maybe john is turning conservative

  • Ron Burgandy

    In another note, “Occupy Red Bank” announced it was lending it’s support to the OWS crowd. Organizers say access to free food was one of the reasons they started protesting to begin with.

    Serioulsy, it ain’t gonna work. Give it 3 months.

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