Woodbury’s beloved Charlie Brown’s Restaurant is (re)opening on April 18th, after an 18 month closure which at the time everyone thought was permanent.
UPDATE: Final construction delays has opening date moved back a week to April 18th.
And while steak is still a highlight of the menu, they’ve tweaked the name just a bit… Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill! Delicious steak and prime rib and more… and yes the amazing salad bar is coming back, and so much more!
They have a new Facebook page, so be sure to go LIKE it now!
We stopped over at the building today to check out the exterior upgrade progress. New paint is up, new window awnings… and seems like mostly what remains outside is just some final cleanup.
Hiring started earlier this month, and signage out front of the downtown Woodbury restaurant say Now Hiring – Walk-ins Welcome, but they have also posted job openings online (see below)
As we noted in our Feb 21st update, the upgrade and remodeling work has been under way and it includes new painting inside and out, new lighting, new carpets, an upgraded kitchen and completely new bathrooms! For more on the refresh, read our post from last month here.
We’ve been covering the Charlie Brown’s Woodbury news the whole way.. from the unfortunate closing, to the news they were reopening, a remodeling update… and now they were kind enough to pass along this press release below which really tells the news better than I can!
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill Returns to Downtown Woodbury
Press Release: WOODBURY, NJ- Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill, formally Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse, will reopen at 111 North Broad Street in Downtown Woodbury on Monday, April 11, 2022.
“This location has been a gathering place for members of the community for decades where guests and team members have created fond memories. We are thrilled to reopen this refreshed, historic location where the community can create new memories,” said Rob Marquardt, President of Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill.
There is rich history in the building it occupies that dates back to 1715. In 1982, Charlie Brown’s joined the Woodbury community located in the historic Wilkin’s Inn. The Inn is speculated to have been built using leftover bricks from the Friends’ Meeting House that sits across the street. According to the Gloucester County Historical Society, history suggests that the Inn may have been a stop of the Underground Railroad, and that the building had secret passages to help free the enslaved.
“The support from city members, Mayor Sickel, Council Members, Woodbury Old-City Restoration Committee (WORC) and the Woodbury Economic Development team has been tremendous,” said Max Drattell, Director of Business Development and Partner. “While the new restaurant will introduce a fresh new look to improve the overall guest experience, we went to great lengths to protect the historic characteristics of the building.”
The favorite Farmer’s Market Salad Bar will be a primary focal point of the restaurant and will feature over 60 items of farm fresh produce, including Jersey Fresh seasonal local produce (when available), Premium Salad Dressings, Deli Meats and Cheeses, specialty prepared Salads and Salad toppings.
The restaurant will also feature Premium Steaks hand-cut in house, made from scratch Entrees, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, and seasonal rotating specials.
About Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill has built a 50-year reputation for its signature Prime Rib, quality steaks, and its Farm Fresh Farmer’s Market Salad Bar all offered at an exceptional value. Charlie Brown’s currently operates one other location in Scotch Plains, NJ with more openings scheduled for the future. More information can be found at www.charliebrowns.com.
Charlie Brown’s Woodbury Hiring
Back on March 4 they posted on their Facebook page that hiring at started.
As we mentioned, in a visit today at they building we see they still have signage up stating “Now Hiring” and you can simply stop in at the Woodbury location during the day.
Currently online we found the following job postings:
- Culinary Team Members
Links and Location
Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill (Opening April 11, 2022)
111 N Broad St