NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Two restaurants that are very popular in New York City have decided to open up their first locations in New Brunswick.
Brother Jimmy’s, a barbecue restaurant with five locations in Manhattan, received unanimous approval last week from New Brunswick’s Planning Board for large signage to attract customers to their new location.
The popular chain, which opened its first store in 1989, will be located at 5 Easton Avenue, right next to the city’s train station. Rutgers recently announced that new head football coach Kyle Flood will be a part of a weekly radio program broadcast live from the restaurant each Wednesday during the season.
Just two blocks away, workers have been remodeling the space at 58 Easton Ave. to suit the owners of Mamoun’s Falafel, another popular eatery that got its start in the Big Apple.
Founded in 1971, Mamoun’s now has two locations in NYC, as well as one each in Hoboken and New Haven, Connecticut.
Brother Jimmy’s has two locations in the Carribean islands, and in addition to the New Brunswick restaurant, is preparing to open another store in Miami, Florida.
No word on when either place will open. The Rutgers press release announcing “The Kyle Food Show” said the “first few shows” may be broadcast from the football stadium depending on the construction of Brother Jimmy’s.
Charlie is the founder and editor of New Brunswick Today, and the winner of the Awbrey Award for Community-Oriented Local Journalism. He is a proud Rutgers University journalism graduate, a community organizer, and a former independent candidate for mayor of New Brunswick.