The duo will raise funds & awareness through in-store fundraising and an enter-to-win sweepstakes featuring 5 personalized, autographed, “Caravan Sound” Acoustic guitars signed by Jon Bon Jovi

PHILADELPHIA, PA, Dec. 7, 2022- Local restaurant group Chickie’s & Pete’s is joining forces with the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation to raise money for individuals and families fighting hunger and homelessness during the holiday season. Since 2006, the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation has worked to break the cycle of hunger, poverty, and homelessness through developing partnerships, creating programs, and providing grant funding to support innovative community benefit organizations.

From 12/5/2022 – 1/1/2023 at participating Chickie’s and Pete’s locations across PA and NJ, guests will have the opportunity to donate after their meal and add their name to a paper guitar, which will be placed around the restaurant to show their support of this cause. Guests will also be able to enter to win a personalized, autographed “Caravan Sound” Acoustic guitar signed by Jon Bon Jovi. Guests can donate at any time during their Chickie’s and Pete’s visit and all sweepstakes entries can be made through their phones.

“We are thankful to Chickie’s & Pete’s for supporting the JBJ Soul Foundation this holiday season,” said Jon Bon Jovi, Board Chairman of the JBJ Soul Foundation. “The Foundation has provided funding for emergency shelters, permanent supportive housing, meal programs and more throughout Philadelphia and New Jersey. People can feel good about their donations as the funds raised by this partnership will go right back into the surrounding communities to help those who are less fortunate.”

The Foundation started its work through the localized efforts of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football Team and its owners, which included Jon Bon Jovi. The Foundation quickly expanded its mission and has a national presence in its commitment to finding innovative solutions to end hunger and homelessness. Working with corporate partners like Chickie’s and Pete’s has helped to make this possible.

“Chickie’s and Pete’s has been a long-time partner of ours going back to the very beginning of the Philadelphia Soul Arena Football team where the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation started,” said Craig Spencer, Co-Chairman of the JBJ Soul Foundation. “Working with Pete once again is something we are excited about as he has always stepped up to help where he can. We appreciate his support and friendship and look forward to using the funds raised this holiday season to make a difference in the lives of those in need.”

“We’re ecstatic to be teaming up with my longtime friend, Jon Bon Jovi, and the JBJ Soul Foundation. It’s an honor to be able to work together to fight the impacts of hunger and homelessness right before the holiday season.” Peter Ciarrocchi, Chairman and CEO of Chickie’s & Pete’s.


About Chickie’s and Pete’s

Chickie’s & Pete’s is a Philadelphia-based crab house and sports bar with 17 locations across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and a brand-new location in Las Vegas. Founded in 1977 by Peter and Henrietta Ciarrocchi, Chickie’s & Pete’s began as a single corner bar in the Mayfair neighborhood of Northeast Philadelphia and has since grown to become one of the most recognizable brands in the region. It’s famous, one-of-a-kind Crabfries® concession locations can be found in stadiums, areas, boardwalks, and amusement parks throughout the country. Chickie’s & Pete’s is a leader in forging innovative strategic partnerships and utilizing technology to bring together casual dining with interactive sports entertainment. The company combines family-based vales with a love of all things sports and entertainment in each of its locations. Learn more at chickiesandpetes.com