If you’re already dreading that long drive to the shore for Memorial Day weekend, there’s a silver lining within sight. Drivers are getting free tolls between 5 and 6 p.m. at the Egg Harbor Exit courtesy of Chickie’s & Pete’s on Friday.
This is the fifth year in a row that Chickie’s & Pete’s has covered tolls for travelers to kick off summer. The program is in honor of all the veterans remembered on Memorial Day.
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“We absolutely love Free Toll Friday,” Pete Ciarrochi, the founder and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s, said. “Paying for the tolls for Expressway travelers on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend is an annual tradition that puts everyone in a good mood as we get summer started.”
Ciarrochi picked Memorial Day weekend to pay the tolls because his father and uncles were all in the military.
On top of the free tolls, the restaurant is also doing free giveaways of their legendary Crabfries at the Frank Farley Travel Plaza from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. before the free tolls begin, so you’ll have a perfect snack for the rest of your car trip.