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About Us

Owner Eddie Testa purchased Chicken Town in 1994 from the previous owner that opened it in 1984. Chicken Town has been in business for a total of 27+ years, in the same location.

Eddie has been in the restaurant business since age 14. During those years he built the knowledge of the work required & how to manage a restaurant. He would eventually take that knowledge & his self-confidence & purchase Chicken Town in 1994.
Eddie was raised in Freehold, NJ then moved to Lakewood, NJ & owns Chicken Town in Toms River, NJ. He met his future wife in Belmar, NJ & eventually married her & started a family. Eddie & his family are a part of the community of Toms River & know it, as well as, the surrounding areas very well.

Eddie is committed to Chicken Town being the best restaurant of its type. In 2010 Chicken Town received the Asbury Park Press Reader’s Choice Best of Ocean County Award for the Best Chicken Place. If you like Barbecue, Chicken, Ribs, Seafood, Salads, Sandwiches & Subs, then we are the place for you! Eat In, Take Out or we can Cater your next event!

In addition to the restaurant business, Eddie is the lead singer in the “Eddie Testa Band” & plays venues around New Jersey. He has been playing music since age 15 & has played with Bruce Springsteen, Gary US Bonds & others. In 1986 he put together the “Jersey Artists for Mankind – JAM86” with Springsteen, Bonds, Southside Johnny & others.