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Jon Bon Jovi Opens Community Minded Restaurant

Thursday, October 20th 2011 12:30

The pay-what-you-can restaurant opens in New Jersey

Rolling Stone reports that the restaurant, which opened in Red Bank, New Jersey, is intended to encourage volunteer work in the area.

The JBJ Soul Kitchen, an establishment specializing in healthy variations on classic soul food dishes, will not have prices on its menu. Instead, diners can either earn free meals by doing volunteer work in the community or pay a suggested donation.

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In an interview with New York Magazine's Grub Street blog, Bon Jovi clarified that the JBJ Soul Kitchen won't be a "tray service-type of soul kitchen." "Picture the coolest brasserie in your hometown, that’s what this is," says the rocker. "It’s the hottest-looking restaurant in this town. We have to get rid of a few stigmas attached to the word volunteering and making a difference."

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