After 3 long years, the Royal Farms in Brick, New Jersey looks ready to open, at least when you drive by. However, progress has been slow and it looks like it could be quite some time until the story finally opens. Here's what we're hearing.

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Last week I visited Atlantic City and made a stop at Royal Farms and their "World Famous Chicken & Fresh Kitchen." The selection was strong, the building was clean, and the staff was friendly.

It.

Was.

Fantastic.

And it quickly made me wonder, "when will Royal Farms finally come to the Jersey Shore?"  Well, it's taken an awfully long time and has me a bit disappointed. Let's go Royal Farms!

Here's the chain of events:

  • A Brick location was approved in 2018 to be built at the intersection of Route 70 and Route 88.
  • In the summer of 2020, Sue Moll reported that construction was set to begin. See the picture above.
  • In the spring of 2021, Sue Moll reported that hiring was in progress and the opening appeared imminent.
  • In September of 2021, Sue Moll reported that the store appeared ready and should soon open.
  • Now, Joe Votruba at New Jersey 101.5 reports that an inability to staff is causing this major delay.

When Will The Royal Farms in Brick, New Jersey Open?

Royal Farms Brick Hiring - Credit: Screen Capture Royal Farms Web Site

How about December? A visit to their website, see above, shows their plans are now to open in December of 2021. I really hope they'll make it happen, it'll be a holiday miracle and bring holiday happiness to many, like me!

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