Reach the Beach public access defibrillation program makes AEDs readily available



The Janet Fund’s newest initiative ‘Reach the Beach’ creates public access defibrillation programs at New Jersey beaches making Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) readily available to the public. AEDs are life-saving devices used during sudden cardiac arrest to shock the victim’s heard back to normal rhythm.

The Janet Fund and Windmill Restaurants partnered together to donate two AEDs to the City of Long Branch. The generous donation of Rena Levine-Levy and Stephen Levine of WindMill Hotdogs funded the two AEDs which were placed at two of the comfort stations and m...

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on May 23, 2016 at 12:28 PM, updated May 23, 2016 at 3:14 PM

For the second time in less than a year, the iconic WindMill Restaurant on Ocean Boulevard has a new set of blades.

Just weeks after a new set of blades were installed on the WindMill – after the original blades were damaged in Hurricane Sandy – a Dec. 28. 2015, storm blew the blades off (READ MORE)

A hot dog wagon full of TURKEYS! A big thank you to WindMill Hot Dogs for donating 54 Turkeys and for being a partner in the fight against childhood hunger in our community. This donation will help local families enjoy a nice Thanksgiving at home.


A hot dog wagon full of TURKEYS!


By Chris Sheldon • Published November 11, 2015

"One-in-every-five children in Monmouth and Ocean Counties is hungry, meaning they don't get enough food to lead a healthy life without assistance," Foodbank Director of Development Linda Keenan said. "Windmill has demonstrated that when people come together they can make a difference."



Photo Credit: Mike Guccione • More Photos


A brief history of the WindMill franchise and how it remains a successful Jersey tradition. And so it goes...


Mid Jersey | Where Fast Casual Was Born

Southside Johnny hot dogs it at the windmill

Thanks to our loyal customers, since it started in 1988, we've been consistently voted the best hot dog in monmouth and ocean counties!

So Much More Than 50 Years of Hot Dogs

( Excerpt from Calvin Schwartz • NJ Shore Thing Magazine • October 2013)

I could develop cologne from the amazing aroma of WindMill hot dogs that are beginning their next 50 years of joyous and wondrous consumption. Driving down Route 36 for this interview and photo session, I kept thinking questions about food and hot dogs and surmised much of our time together would be food driven. Did I ever dial a wrong number and yes, never assume. Steven Levine and his sister Rena Levine Levy sat down with me in back of the restaurant by a window overlooking the nearby Atlantic Ocean. Their warm effusive smiles set the mood; WindMill tee shirts messaged humility and pride. Click here to see our 3-page spread


We're having a party -- on top of the Windmill hot dog stand. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will perform 3 p.m. Friday, May 23 on the roof of the iconic Windmill Restaurant in the West End section of Long Branch to kickoff the Windmill's "10,000 Hot Dogs" fundraiser, the restaurant has announced.


1200 River Road, Belmar, NJ 07719

Monday-Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday 11:00 am - Midnight

Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm




18 South Main Street
Ocean Grove, NJ
Opened Daily 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

North Long branch/Ursula Plaza

444 Ocean Boulevard N, NJ 07740

Opened Daily 11:00 am - 8:00 pm



West End, Long Branch 

586 Ocean Boulevard, NJ 07740
Sunday - Thursday 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 11:00 am - Midnight



Delivery Available through DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber

11:00 am - 7:30 pm, Red Bank, Long Branch and West End 

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22 Bridge Avenue, NJ 07701

Sunday - Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

Saturday 10:30 am - Midnight