Heading down the shore Memorial Day Weekend? Well, you’ll be happy to know that not only will be it be a free ride, you’ll also have an opportunity to get some free grub.
Chickie’s & Pete’s is teaming-up once again with the South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) and the Atlantic City Expressway to kick-off the summer by paying travelers tolls Memorial Day Weekend. Chickie’s and Pete’s will be paying tolls (cash and EZ Pass) for all drivers at the Eastbound Egg Harbor, New Jersey Toll Plaza Exit on Free Toll Friday, May 26th from 5pm to 6pm.
In addition to the free tolls, from 12:00pm Noon to 5:00pm, Chickie’s and Pete’s will be giving away free orders of Crabfries® at the Farley Plaza from The Crabfries® Express Food Truck. That’s not all, they’ll also host an outdoor celebration with complimentary food and drink from Hershey’s Ice Cream, Mars, Carlo’s Bakery, Applegreen and Monster Energy Drink. The celebration will also include The Funny Farm rescue sanctuary, dalmatian puppies for puppy meet and greets, New Jersey State Police K9 dog team, Atlantic City International Airport Fire and Rescue Equipment, and dozens of other organizations, vendors, artists and exhibitors.
“Free Toll Friday has become one of my favorite summertime traditions,” said Chickie’s & Pete’s Chairman and CEO Pete Ciarrocchi. “It’s a great way to thank all those who have supported us over the years and kick off the summer in a fun way.”
Chickie’s & Pete’s is joining forces with local non-profit, The Patriot Fund this Memorial Day Weekend; paying homage to what really matters this holiday. The Patriot Fund works to provide a world where our heroic Veterans can return from duty proactively supported psychologically, emotionally, socially, and financially as they and their families re-engage into civilian life.
Ciarrocchi chose Memorial Day Weekend to pay the tolls as a way to honor his family’s military tradition. “My Dad and my Uncles were all in the military,” said Ciarrocchi. “In fact, my Uncle George, who was my restaurant mentor, won the Silver Star for bravery. He was quite the guy, and I couldn’t think of a better way to honor him.”