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At CARS, we believe in serving incredibly fresh and creative eats to satisfy all of your cravings – both during the day, in time for your Sunday football game and well into the night. We pride ourselves on friendly and dependable service, and look to our customers for feedback on how we are doing. If you have any questions or comments, please always feel free to contact us at info@EATatCARS.com.
Our team enjoys flexible work hours in a fun and collaborative work environment. If you are interested in joining our team – either in our Montclair or Ramsey location, please email us at info@EATatCARS.com or
The CARS story started back in the summer of 2008. Rich had finished another busy semester at Pace University in New York City, and was looking forward to meeting up with old friends and enjoying the summer sun. In the back of his head he knew that his parents wouldn't fund his beach trips, vacation plans and parties. He also knew that he wanted to do something exciting that summer - something that would bring in some money but wouldn't be an ordinary 9-5. One night, while hanging with some friends at his dad's bagel store after hours, he started whipping up some creative eats. After a few bites of his amazing creations, a light bulb went off in his head - what if we open a late night fast-casual restaurant that delivers and which caters to friends looking to eat something interesting and to have a good time?! And from there, CARS was born.
The summer of 2008 came and went. The "underground operation" (it ran out of Bagel Boys at nights) ended up being extremely successful, but unfortunately, the boys had to go back to school. Rich's brother AJ, who was a recent law school graduate, was not totally enamored with practicing law. AJ had watched CARS from the fence that summer and knew that it was something special. He proposed that he and Rich continue the business that Fall. The boys continued the operation on weekends for that year, and once Rich graduated in May of 2009, they continued the business full time. In December of 2011, they opened their first standalone store in Montclair, New Jersey, and in October 2014, CARS Ramsey moved to its own pretty awesome location at 114 East Main Street. Rich and AJ, both Ramsey High School alumni, are excited to be opening their own store in their hometown!
ABOUT THE OWNERS
Rich DiBenedetto has a Bachelor’s in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Pace University and is a graduate of Ramsey High School. His love of food began very early in his life, and he used to love spending time working at his Dad’s bagel and catering store. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, spending time with his pals in New York City, and experimenting with new and innovative food creations. Contact Rich at rich@EATatCARS.com.
AJ DiBenedetto always had every intention to become a lawyer. He studied Political Science and Philosophy at Rutgers University and went on to earn a law degree at Seton Hall University School of Law. He is also a graduate of Ramsey High School. We are not sure if it was the smell of the cheese steak and mozzarella sticks or something else, but the fat sandwiches certainly called him. In his free time, AJ enjoys video games and spending time with his daughter Samantha. Contact AJ at aj@EATatCARS.com
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