Jon Bon Jovi opens ‘pay-what-you-can’ restaurant, Soul Kitchen (Photos)

October 20, 2011

Jon Bon Jovioutside the Soul Kitchen restaurant in Red Bank, N.J. (Mel Evans/AP)

The rocker opened Soul Kitchen on Wednesday, a “pay-what-you-can” restaurant that is open to anyone who needs a meal, the Associated Press reports.

If diners don’t have money for a meal, they can volunteer at the restaurant or at one of the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation’s other programs. If they do, they are encouraged to leave a donation.

“If you come in and say, ‘I’m hungry,’ we’ll feed you,” Bon Jovi told the Associated Press. “But we’re going to need you to do something. It’s very important to what we’re trying to achieve.”

The Kitchen’s food isn’t just average fare. The AP lists “cornmeal crusted catfish with red beans and rice” and “grilled chicken breast with homemade basil mayo and rice pilaf” as two menu options.

See more photos of Soul Kitchen below.


Jon Bon Jovi, center, poses with kitchen workers at the Soul Kitchen restaurant. (Mel Evans/AP)

Bon Jovi sits in the Soul Kitchen restaurant. (Mel Evans/AP)

A sign at Soul Kitchen. (John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)

A table at Soul Kitchen. (John W. Ferguson/Getty Images)
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