Chickie's & Pete's to pay your tolls at Egg Harbor Toll Plaza on AC Expressway for 1 hour

It is for both E-Z Pass and cash tolls.

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Chickie's & Pete's to pay tolls for some drivers on AC Expressway
One Hour Only: Chickie's and Pete's says it will pay for drivers going through the eastbound Egg Harbor Toll Plaza.

EGG HARBOR, New Jersey (WPVI) -- Gas prices may be surging, but here's some relief- even if for an hour.

Tolls will be free between 5 and 6pm Friday at the very busy Egg Harbor Toll Plaza!

After a two year pause because of the pandemic, Chickie's & Petes is bringing back Free Toll Fridays.

"We will be paying for everyone's toll between 5-6 on the way to the to the shore, which truthfully probably the busiest one hour of cars," said Pete Ciarrocchi, CEO of Chickies and Petes

It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition that's been around for almost 10 years - now back after the pandemic.

"I can't tell you how enjoyable it is - people thanking you, beeping their horns saying thanks! And it's just a great thing for us," he said.

In years past, Chickies & Petes has foot the bill for thousands of cars in that hour on the Atlantic City Expressway.

The chain's CEO says they also chose this day to pay tolls, as a way to honor his family's military tradition.

"It's just to remind people. I know it's a three day weekend. It's a day off, let's bbq, but it's really about something else... freedom for the world," he said.

Chickies will also set up free family fun at Farley Service plaza, giving away their legendary fries along with other giveaways.