For 40 ears, PJ’s Deli, Catering, and Bakery has been serving up hot meals to area residents. And more recently, PJ’s owner Pam Wheat has also been dishing out hot takes using her deli’s roadside sign.
On any given day, the black-on-yellow sign along Bower Hill Road might share a message about current events, the weather, today’s specials, or virtually anything else.
Last summer, the sign seemed doomed when a car smashed into it overnight:
But Wheat quickly made the best of a broken situation:
And before long, the sign was back in action:
Things eventually went back to normal:
Until COVID-19 arrived this spring, and everything changed:
The day that restaurants were allowed to re-open, PJ’s sign let people know:
But Pam wasn’t taking any chances with people’s safety:
She’s not kidding about this mask thing:
If her staff can wear masks all day while making your food, you can wear one while you pick your order:
Speaking of safety measures…
But anti-maskers aren’t the only people called out on PJ’s sign. Keyboard critics can get it, too. (This image is currently the deli’s Facebook home page banner.)
If you had to sum up 2020 in one word:
If you like PJ’s signs, you should definitely check out the food. On most days, PJ’s features an ever-changing menu of comfort food specials that are usually available until they sell out (and they do sell out).
Every Friday throughout the year, the restaurant switches into fish-fry mode, offering full meal for $13 via drive-through pickup.
Here are the details on tomorrow’s fish fry (along with PJ’s latest sign):