I've heard from several of you that believe the reason why they're not open yet...

Thanks to Barb, Charlie, Linda, Anthony, and several Brick residents told me they're not open yet because they don't have enough staff. Wow, is this true?

It looks like it's ready to go. Come on, we are ready for Royal Farm's fried chicken. The new Royal Farms is located at the Rt. 70 and Rt. 88 intersections in Brick.

If you are not familiar with Royal Farms, it is owned by Cloverdale Farms and began in 1959. Besides convenience items and gasoline, Royal Farms is known for fried chicken....that's right fried chicken and some say it's the best. I've had their fried chicken, it is delicious.

I lived in Maryland and worked on a radio station in Maryland and Royal Farms is their "big" convenience store. Wawa and Royal Farms. QuickChek is so popular here but if you go to Maryland, they've never heard of it. There is a Royal Farms on every corner.

This Royal Farms will be the first at the Jersey Shore. Royal Farms is basically just like a Wawa and QuickCheck, a full convenience store with gas pumps. They make sandwiches, have food, and everything you'd find at these two very popular New Jersey stores, but their fried chicken is what makes them pretty popular.

Royal Farms was approved by Brick's Zoning Board of Adjustment nearly 3 years ago in 2018 and then stopped building because of Covid, but now it's ready to open. I thought maybe it was the permits, the reason why it isn't open yet.

Is that true about the staffing? I'd love to hear from you sue.moll@townsquaremedia.com.

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