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Roy Rogers Still Looking to Open in Brick

Restaurant chain to come before planning board again

The Roy Rogers chain of fast food restaurants is still looking to open a location at the former Denny's building.

For years, Denny's was located at the corner of Brick Boulevard and Molly Lane. It closed last year.

Roy Rogers currently operates one other location in Ocean County – on Route 9 in Bayville – and has been slated to come before the township's planning board on several occasions as the approval process has moved on. The restaurant chain is scheduled to come before the board next Wednesday, June 27 for another hearing, said Township Planner Mike Fowler.

Fowler said unless any additional issues come up between now and next week, a vote is expected on the restaurant's application then.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. next Wednesday at the township municipal complex.

BW June 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Didnt we have a Roy Rodgers years ago in Brick? They really have to do something to attract businesses other then restaurants.
outof the box June 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM
ROY ROGERS??? didnt they just close Arby's down the street from this sight?? Geee I wonder why so many people are overweight every block a diffrent fast food place, why not open something active for the kids/ or local families to do?? ( In door water park at foodtown sight??) I play america or rolller rink., even lazor tag at the WOW sight that has been emty forever... Lets think out of the Box & Buns & start thinking healthy, maybe a indoor gym for families.... A town pool, ( creating jobs for our local teens Without needing to go to Point or Seaside) yes there is a expense to build but with a snack stand & badges it will after a few yrs bring in money,,, & your local families will go there to spend money instead of going out of town for summer entertainment.....
lew shanty June 21, 2012 at 01:15 PM
I think it's a great idea.
Stephen Mader June 21, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Roy Rogers????? Where is my White Castle!!!!!!!!!
jim June 21, 2012 at 01:22 PM
I agree White Castle!!!
10% Tax Cut NOW June 21, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Wasn't White Castle planned on the corner of Brick Blvd. & Chambersbridge were the old Sub Shack was knocked down a few years ago ?
green June 21, 2012 at 01:38 PM
There was a Roy Rogers in Brick until the early 90s at the corner of Brick Blvd and Chambersbridge, where the Ocean First Bank is now.
MILITANT ANTI-THEIST June 21, 2012 at 01:41 PM
"i told ya, we shoulda stopped at that roy rogers" christopher moltisanti
Jerry Belle June 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM
We'll miss you. What does - We just can't handle all these other towns boggling up our town. Build restaurants in their town - mean???
Jerry Belle June 21, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I second that...where is White Castle!??!?!?!
Stephen Mader June 21, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Correct, White Castle was interested in the old Sub Shack location. There were several other locations of interest to White Castle in recent years. Hopefully there will be an agreement between the township, a property owner, and White Castle. We need our fix of sliders in Brick!!!
Mr. Smith June 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
People can we say ratable!!! Lower my taxes and bring in the business. But did you know Brick is one of the few towns that does not charge for a business license? Why not charge all these business to be here and increase revenue and lower our taxes. Then I will have the money to eat at White Castle and Roy Rodgers.
Catherine Sansivieri June 21, 2012 at 03:33 PM
Listen, the old Denny's is standing there EMPTY......that looks terrble for Brick. Isn't it better to open it up with a Roy Rogers, instead of building another building? Besides I was so sorry to the the old Roay Rogers go. They had great food. And NO I am not overweight.
Mike June 21, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Look at all these people complaining. If a company wants to open a restaurant in a town WHO CARES? If you don't like it, don't go. Simple. People around here complain when Pharmacy's open. Gas Stations. Now restaurants. Listen folks, the mom 'n pop establishments are a thing of the past. Many long-time local businesses have been sold lately simply because nobody wants to buy them once the original owners retire. Also, their children don't want to inherit them, as they'd rather go to school or start careers. And besides, It beats empty buildings . . .
Bricktown Lew June 21, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Brick, NJ another "Fast food Capital of the County" where its proud citizens look the part as they stagger from point A to B.
darrell June 21, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Mike, I agree
jessica June 21, 2012 at 06:24 PM
i love roy rogers!!! i do not eat fast food normally. only on road trips. I personally wish they had a affordably healthy option, but since that doesnt seem to be happening any time soon, bring on the roy rogers. even the "healthy" options arent that healthy. if people are gonna eat it, people are gonna build them...however i do agree that we do need more affordably family oriented places around here. possably clean up the local beaches in the neighborhoods all around town. that that is neither here or there!
shorlife June 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Why does Brick alway look to bring in fast food chains? We really do have too many of them in town.
Mike K June 21, 2012 at 07:00 PM
We need a Moe's Southwest Grill in the empty space next to the ATT Store on the corner of Chambers and 70. Awsum food.
DT June 21, 2012 at 07:49 PM
Yet again more complaints for businesses actually wanting to come to brick. Its not the towns fault for businessmen & women not wanting to open a lazer tag.. LOL. Some people all they do is complain. And if you think about it, the people who complain that there is traffic during the day... Why are they on the road in the first place? Retired, Or too lazy to get a job? Either case, if your retired whats the rush??? And if you're a lazy slob that doesn't work, don't complain that MY income tax supports your laziness to drive around all day long in the first place. Get a job people and then there is no reason for you to be on the road during the day.
Smile June 21, 2012 at 10:20 PM
@ DT... 1st off I dont think People where complaining.. it sounded more like suggestions, Which BTW sounded like creative ideas for this area.. & 2nd what makes you think everyone has 9-5 jobs and are working during the day??? People works all diffrent hours of the day they can be driving to or from work at 1am-12pm & 3rd To call someone a lazy slob when close to 10% of americans are unemployed is just a ignorant... & honestly just mean thing to say... you dont know what people that are unemployed are going threw....& I pay my taxes I vote for the school budget every yr I LOVE NJ & Love living in Brick...
brick mom 61 June 22, 2012 at 12:16 AM
I'd rather have a business than an abandoned building.
MAJ June 22, 2012 at 03:17 AM
Seriously people.. I'm sure Brick doesn't limit solicitation! It's who ever BITES that matters. Again, better used space than sitting empty. I'm sure they will do some sort of face life to accommodate needs {drive through - etc}.
BGH or act normal June 22, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Def be happy to see " something" there, But rather it NOT be another fast food place, LIKE the ideas of * out of the box, something for our local people to enjoy!
John June 24, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Roy Rogers is great! I can't wait for it to open!
Joseph Woolston Brick June 27, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Every business that has been located on or near the Arby's site has failed, there was a Burger Chef, A Bank, Mr Steak, Krispy Kreme and Arby's. That area is very hard to get to traffic wise. I don't know what could be built there to attract people that won't care about the traffic flow to get there. The other difficult site in town where every business that has moved there has gone out of business, is the Foodtown site. I believe the town did Home Depot a big favor by buying the site and forcing them up the road a bit and locate at the old Costco a much better location. Don't believe Home Depot would have done well if they had built on the Foodtown site. Unless some kind of improvement is made to both locations, anything that builds on either site will eventually go out of business.
openureyes June 27, 2012 at 12:32 PM
W.O.W, Friendlys, Chevy's, Arby's, Denny's 5th Ave Elec store,... Just to name a few within a 5 mile radius ( not to mention smaller store fronts in strip malls) NOT a good sign... I guess Brick got the " change" people voted for ...
Joseph Woolston Brick June 27, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Hey I want a White Castle too! Nothing better to clean out the old pipes, better than Exlax. My Brick Food Chain Wish List also includes, Golden Coral, Long John Silvers, Bojangles, In N Out Burger, Baha Fresh, Chick Fil A, and Arthur Treachers.
Joseph Woolston Brick June 27, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I knew there was one I forgot to add to my wish list. Moe's would be great!
Nate June 28, 2012 at 02:21 AM
W.OW left after the fire in the building, in order to stay in the building it needed to much to bring it up to code. No one will ever move into that building !!! As for Chevys they closed down all over the country ( not all, but alot). That will be a new resturant called Quaker Steak and Lube, they are doing the construction now. Freindlys corp is in Bankruptcy, the new owner wants the ice cream brand but not the resturants, so if they wern't turning a profit they were shut down. Buisness will come and go , depending on the economy. As for Roy's, not my favorite food, but if they take a existing buiding thats good for the town.

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