COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (CBS) – Collingswood features many restaurants where diners can have their taste buds singing, but it also features several worthwhile takeout eateries. Among those is the popular seafood chain Bobby Chez, which is often referred to as the “King of Crabcakes.”
You most likely have, but if you haven’t heard of Bobby Chez, you’ll find him and his famous jumbo lump crabcakes in a land not too far away. Now he’s got a few other locations in South Jersey, but the king dove into the tale of how his empire all began in Collingswood.READ MORE: 13-Year-Old Leienna Cuevas Found, Reunited With Her Family, Philadelphia Police Say
“My father had a crabcake in his restaurant years ago but back then they were called devil’s crab, they really weren’t called crabcakes,” Chez said. “So I had my restaurant Chez Robert and it was a gourmet restaurant. I lost the business and had to start over again.”
“My friend said to me, ‘Why don’t you sell your crabcakes?'” Chez added. “It was the best advice I’ve ever had.”READ MORE: Wife Accused Of Dismembering Husband's Body, Collecting Social Security Benefits For Years After He Died In Their Pennsylvania Home
That advice had Chez selling over a million crabcakes and counting locally and nationally ever since, breaking out as a seafood star and doing it his way.
“Everything is partially cooked here at the store, you take it home, just turn the oven on and take it out, that’s it,” Chez said.
Chez says he doesn’t use mayonnaise or Old Bay seasoning in his crabcakes.MORE NEWS: 8-Year-Old Ja-Kha House Killed In Strawberry Mansion Hit-And-Run, Police Say
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