A much-anticipated crab cake shop is set to open Friday at the Village of Newtown shopping center in Newtown Township.
Bobby Chez Famous Crab Cakes will open at 11 a.m. on Friday, according to Bobby Chez himself.
Chez, who started the business in 1997, said the Village of Newtown location is his first franchise. Area residents Andrea and Keith Schultz will operate the location.
“We’re looking forward to it,” Chez said. “We figured this was a good location, it’s good area, and we have good people.”
The store will serve up Chez’s famous fresh crab cakes and other seafood and non-seafood items.
Chez has appeared on QVC in the past and said he expects the crab cakes to become well known within the Newtown area.
“I’m not one to brag. I’m usually in the kitchen, but we are the gold standard of crab cakes,” he said.
Chez explained that his company uses lump crab meat and doesn’t skimp on it.
The longtime chef said his crab cakes include jumbo lump crab meat and vegetables mixed with a roux.
Bobby Chez Famous Crab Cakes is opening in the roughly 1,000-square-foot former Factory Donuts location in the shopping center. The location will be for takeout and to-go service.
Bobby Chez Famous Crab Cakes operates four locations in South Jersey.
Bobby Sliwowski, better known as Bobby Chez, and his mother ran a popular French restaurant, Chez Robert, in Westmont, New Jersey for 20 years. In 1997, the Bobby Chez Famous Crab Cakes store opened in Voorhees, New Jersey.