BRICK – A long time fast food stop in the township closed its doors this month. The Boston Market location on Brick Boulevard and Cedar Bridge is gone.
Its trademark sign is absent from the site but a letter taped to the door saying goodbye and inviting Boston Market lovers to visit their Ocean County location on Route 37 in Toms River was left as an epitaph.
All restaurant signage has been removed within the last week, along with the menu board at the drive through. The inside is currently cleaned out and gutted.
The township Boston Market store had been in operation since the early to mid-1990s, and opened as a Boston Chicken prior to the chain’s name change. The location also previously served as a Perkins Pancake House and before that as a Bob’s Big Boy.
The Brick location has already been removed from the Boston Market website which shows 34 locations in New Jersey. A McGuire Air Force Base location exists as well as Monmouth County locations in Howell and Middletown townships.
The chain store is known for its rotisserie meals. The restaurant chain’s website states that it started a “restaurant revolution” with just three ingredients: fire, a spit, and chicken. It differed from other fast food establishments as having switched over to serving in store meals to customers with metal silverware and plates. It was also known for its meatloaf, turkey and vegetable side dishes and the chain also provides a catering service.
Brick Township hosts a number of fast food chains ranging from Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Roy Rogers and more recently a White Castle. Among its fast food choices is another favorite known for its chicken, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).