Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill Restaurant Still Sits Empty in Toms River, New Jersey
Someone recently asked me about the former Charlie Brown's Restaurant on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, they also asked the question "are there any Charlie Brown's Restaurants left in New Jersey?".
First, let's talk about Charlie Brown's that are open. According to Google "Charlie Brown's Fresh Grill (formerly known as Charlie Brown's Steakhouse and simply called Charlie Brown's) is a regional American casual dining restaurant chain based in Washington Township, New Jersey. The sole remaining locations are located in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, and Woodbury, New Jersey."
So now as far as the second question, what's the latest for the former Charlie Brown's Restaurant in Toms River? According to nj.com, Charlie Brown's in Woodbury, NJ reopened in April of 2022. Is there a chance the Toms River location could do the same? No word and currently doesn't look that way.
There were at one time three Charlie Brown's Restaurant locations in Ocean County. Forked River, Lakewood, and Toms River. The Charlie Brown's on Rt. 70 have become office buildings. The Charlie Brown's in Forked River is now the Pine Tar Bar & Grill on Rt. 9. The Toms River location on Hooper Avenue still sits and awaits the next chapter.
I guess a question for you here in Ocean County and the Toms River is would you want to see a return of Charlie Brown's in Toms River or would you prefer a fresh new start and eatery at this location? Maybe this location would be better for another type of business other than a restaurant?
Let us know what you think. What should fill this void on Hooper Avenue? we always love hearing your input, so post your comments below and only time will tell.
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