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Toms River, Chipotle and Jersey Mike's opening on Hooper Ave

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In the old Coconuts store building directly across from Ocean County Mall. Drove past today and saw the sign. New stuff happening everywhere.


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  1. That's just what Hooper Ave needs more Chain type restaurants!!!

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    1. re: jrvedivici

      Every town needs a Jersey Mike's, which is not a chain but a franchise.

      1. re: fershore

        ummm... I'm not sure why.

        Their subs will do in a pinch, but I think that just about every town (in NJ, anyway) has at least one or two independent sub shops that are _far _better than Jersey Mike's.
        Kudos and props, however, to JM's for the charitable work they've done in the aftermath of the storm,

        1. re: fershore

          "Chain type restaurants" are exactly what a franchise is. The relative excitement this news is generating here only speaks to the vast desert wasteland of good dining spots in the Toms River area. Sad.

          1. re: Quine

            Quine.... I agree with you ......there are more places going Out then coming in for TR. we need a heavy dose of good restaurants & new ideas with owners & chefs that care about what quality they put out.....that includes all categories of cuisine. Funny how a town with so many people are left out in the gastronomic cold .. ;-(

            1. re: Tapas52

              I believe it has to do with a lack of a "wealth center." When my husband was looking into opening a computer repair franchise, the mother company paid for a study that illustrated the average income centers in TR and Freehold. I cannot recall the exact numbers but TR was lacking. The "numbers" don't add up to a profitable area. I also believe that is the reason we cannot attract more high end stores to the OC Mall.

      2. I could live without the Jersey Mike's but am very excited about the Chipotle. It will be nice to have a place so close to work with food that I actually want to eat.

        1. Good news about Chipotle in TR finally! .....Jersey Mikes is so so.....
          we need a POPEYE"S here ..lol

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          1. re: Tapas52

            I could definitely go for a Popeye's here...or a Pei Wei.