Jon Bon Jovi opens ‘pay what you can’ restaurant3

Posted on October 22, 2011 by ChristieWeb Favs

“Picture the coolest brasserie in your hometown, that’s what this is,” Bon Jovi told New York magazine about his new restaurant ‘Jon Bon Jovi’s Soul Kitchen’ that opened in Redbank in New Jersey last Wednesday. “It’s the hottest-looking restaurant in this town.”

Well, it might look hot, but you don’t have to be a celebrity to eat there, far from it. You can actually choose to pay what you think is fair for your meal or volunteer your services instead.

“At a time when one in five households are living at or below the poverty level, and at a time when one out of six Americans is 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.”

What do you think? Would you pay or wash dishes in the kitchen?

Christie x

[ Original story source here. Photograph credit: John W Ferguson/Getty Images].

  • I think it’s a great idea, one of which many will probably take advantage of and therefore might not last too long, unless Jon wants to donate millions to keep it open.

    I sincerely appreciate the fact that Jon is giving back to some of those that bought his music and attended his concerts. I was one of the privileged individuals that got a chance to see him in concert when he first started out and was touring with Ratt and he absolutely blew them off of the stage.

    I wish the restaurant the best!

  • rah

    oh Jon, you’re hot and you have a good soul, too :)

  • I hate washing dishes :-)

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