Jon Bon Jovi Opens Charity-Based Restaurant, Is Awesome

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Jon Bon Jovi has found a unique way to give back.

The veteran rocker and wife Dorothea have opened up a restaurant in central New Jersey named Soul Kitchen. It serves gourmet-quality dishes, many using ingredients from its very own garden, with one major twist: no prices.

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Customers are simply asked to leave whatever amount they wish in an envelope on the table, with all proceeds going to charity. Those who cannot afford much, or would prefer to donate their time instead, are encouraged to volunteer.

"With the economic downturn, one of the things I noticed was that disposable income was one of the first things that went," Bon Jovi told The Associated Press. "Dining out, the family going out to a restaurant, mom not having to cook, dad not having to clean up - a lot of memories were made around restaurant tables."

The eatery is the latest endeavor by the artist's Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation, which has built 260 homes for low-income residents in recent years.