Denny's Restaurant, known for its 'America's diner is always open' slogan, will no longer be open in Ocean County.
The family-style chain restaurant will be closing its doors at 25 Brick Blvd. near Hooper Avenue on the Toms River-Brick border in the Silverton section. Corporate officials declined to specify when the final days of the Brick location would be.
Denny's Restaurant issued the following official statement:
“We have chosen not to renew our lease for our Brick, N.J. restaurant. We regularly evaluate each of our restaurants to ensure it is operating up to brand standards and in this case determined we are better off focusing our efforts on our other nearby locations. Guests can still enjoy their favorite Denny’s meal at our other New Jersey restaurants, including Bordentown and East Brunswick.”
The closure marks Denny's departure from Ocean County, but the chain also does not operate any Monmouth County eateries either.
The closest Denny's to Toms River is now a location at 221 Hwy 130 in Bordentown, NJ and one at 752 Hwy 18 in East Brunswick, NJ.
Denny's would not comment on the status of the landlord or the lease for the Brick restaurant.
The 5,020 square foot property is currently being marketed by National Realty and Development Corp. to potential tenants.
Previously the Brick Boulevard location operated simultaneously with a Toms River location on Route 37, where Perkins now is on the intersection wth Hooper Avenue.