Why You Need to Drive to CJ’s Pasta in Fortitude Valley This Lockdown

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To continue serving its customers during Brisbane’s snap lockdown this August 2021, CJ’s Pasta is bringing back last autumn’s massively successful, contact-less lasagna drive-thru service with the new Lasagna Slide-Thru initiative.



CJ’s Pasta Slide-Thru was established to help hospitality workers who lost their income 18 months into the pandemic. Every Saturday at 5:30 p.m., the restaurant will provide free meals to these workers until the supplies last. 

The owners said that they have provisions for 100 to 150 meals per week. However, they are hoping to increase the number of meals to give away and this is where members of the community can help.

“All we ask is a $5.00 donation when you come by CJ’s Lasagne Drive-Thru,” the owners said.

Photo Credit: cjspasta/Instagram
Photo Credit: cjspasta/Instagram

CJ’s Lasagne Drive-Thru has resumed as of 4 Aug 2021 with choices of beef ragu, sand crab, and the new item on the drive-thru menu — the black truffle lasagna. All orders come with CJ’s famous focaccia bread. Aside from the pasta, customers may also order the Salumi Box good for two people, which comes with choices of cured meats from Saison Small Goods. 

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Photo Credit: cjspasta/Instagram
Photo Credit: cjspasta/Instagram

“By providing a free meal, we’re hoping to free up a small amount of cash in the pockets of our community and to raise awareness of the reality that is afflicting thousands of hospitality workers.”

“We understand that a meal is but a drop in the ocean of financial despair, though we’re doing what we can, whilst still keeping our own businesses afloat and our team employed.” 

The drive-thru opens at 2:00 p.m. but the restaurant recommends placing a pre-order by phoning 0404 219 757. Follow the Instagram page of CJ’s Pasta for updates.