New restaurant opens on Route 40

By Gloria Stone - Staff Writer

Historic U.S. Route 40 in Fayette County was once known as “the road that built a nation”.

Over time, numerous inns and taverns sprouted up along the highway where travelers could rest and get a good meal during their journeys across the country.

That tradition of excellent roadside eateries along the historic highway continues today with the recent opening of Lil Joey’s Pizza located at 420 Old National Pike in Brownsville, Pa.

The restaurant is take-out and delivery only, but they are in the process of adding a dining room, which will include tables and booths as well as a public rest room for customers.

“It’s taking a little bit longer than what we thought with the plumbing and everything but we hope to be open late spring early summer,” Jennifer Shumar (part owner of Lil Joey’s) said.

With the addition of the dining room Lil Joey’s is renovating space for outside dining for the warm months. With take-out, delivery, dining in and outdoors will let customers have many options for customers.

Lil Joey’s has many different food options on their menu. Options include pizzas, stromboli’s, calzones, salads, appetizers, burgers, subs, baked dishes and even desserts. There are quite a few favorite items from customers already with the take out and delivery already up and running.

“We started with pizzas thinking this would be the main thing but stromboli’s and calzones have really gone through the roof, everyone just loves them,” Shumar said.

Lil Joey’s Pizza delivers to Cal U’s campus on both weekdays and weekends. The restaurant is just staying in their main area currently. They are delivering within a five-mile radius when calling for delivery. Boroughs to which they deliver include Brownsville, Richeyville, and Beallsville.

From California Lil Joey’s is ten minutes away. Lil Joey’s Pizza has a website with their menu, coupons, and contact information. Their website is

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