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.