Bon Jovi Does It His Way, Burger King Does It Their Way

The Lempert Report
July 20, 2016

Here's what's happening this week in Food News.

We’ve seen celebrity restaurants before, but not like this.  It’s in Red Bank, New Jersey and opened back in 2011, and the brainchild of Jon Bon Jovi. It’s called JBJ Soul Kitchen where customers pay for their meal in cash or by volunteering in the kitchen. Bon Jovi isn’t looking to become the next Arthur Treacher, but rather using the restaurant, and a second one that just opened in Toms River, NJ, to “bring attention to hunger and homelessness by opening restaurants where everyone can participate, no matter their income level”. Alongside the restaurant is a food bank and culinary school.

The title page on the restaurant’s website: Community dining with dignity. All are welcome at our table where locally-sourced ingredients, dignity and respect are always on the menu. What’s on the menu? Soul Kitchen Rub Grilled Chicken, Atlantic Flounder, Tuscan Pork Loin, Vegan Stuffed Pepper even Kids Cauliflower Mac & Cheese.

Bon Jovi, has been true to his being. His ‘Born To Be My Baby’ was a simple message of making life worth living among the stresses of juggling jobs, bills and life in general and being able to make it thru devoted love. We look forward to move JBJ Soul Kitchens.

The chain has opened tow Whopper themed spas inside one of its restaurants in Finland as a way to boost it’s sales. Of course it follows the chains colors – gold, red and blue and one can seat 15 that the chain says is perfect for parties and the other cozier for ten with a media lounge, 55-inch TV, PlayStation and laundry room. 

The perfect gift for a ten year old’s birthday party, or just calling a group of friends to hang out and watch the game. What we don’t know is if Whoppers can (or must) be eaten in the sauna. Can you imagine aroma of a whopper in a temperature of 160-200 degrees? Good news is that the fries won’t get cold. In Finland the average sauna temp is 212.