In it’s 50th year this family owned business has since opened has since opened two more locations in Franklin Park and Lawrenceville. President Barack Obama visited here in 2010 for what he deemed a small business Summit. Serving what i think are the best sub sandwiches anywhere.
9. Burrito Royale (Now Burrito King) US 1 South Brunswick, Nj
Opened in 1975. This is a place one of my Spanish teachers at South Brunswick High School raved about. Though I have still never tried it. When the original owners retired the new owner expand the menu and renamed it Burrito King.
8. Columbus Farmers Market US 206 Columbus, NJ
The market dates back to 1919 and has been in this location since 1929. At one time farm animals were sold and auctioned here. Some buildings had to be rebuilt in 1968 and 1972 after fires. At one time the site included a diner, a bank and a carnival including a ferris wheel, merry-go-round and train. It now operates Thursday through Sunday as mostly an indoor flee market including restaurants and produce area adjacent to the right side parking lot.
Has become a popular stop on the way to or from the Jersey Shore. One of it’s most loyal customers is Bruce Springsteen himself.
4. Circus Drive-In NJ 35 Wall, NJ
Opened 1954 operates April through the fall. Features Circus Cruse nights with “exotic, funky, special cars”. Another promotion is “A Night To Clown Around” with a troupe of clowns there to entertain the patrons.
Hot Dog Johnny’s first opened in 1944 in a small shack. By 1947 had expanded to into this bigger building. With a Menu of hotdogs with basic topping such as pickles, onions, relish, ketchup and mustered as well a a selection of Root and Burch Beers as well as buttermilk. Hot Dog Johnny’s has become a popular stop on the way the the Delaware Water Gap.
The last freestanding Roy Rogers in New Jersey on US 9 in Pine Beach, NJ
Some Roy Rogers are still open in rest areas on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway and Atlantic City Expressway.
Roy Rogers restaurants were founded in 1968 by Marriott Corporation in cooperation with the famous cowboy star.
In 1990 Marriott sold Roy Rogers to Hardees who wanted to eventually convert the chain to their own banner. When initial conversions proved not to be successful they had to be converted back to Roy Rogers.
By the mid-90s Hardees decided to sell off company-owned Roy Rogers stores to Boston Market, Wendy’s and McDonald’s leaving just franchised stores and highway rest stop locations.