PARSIPPANY — Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar presented a check for $36,393 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation on October 13 to support the non-profit organization’s mission to eradicate childhood cancer. Throughout July, Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia donated 100 percent of proceeds from sales of its paper lemons and 25 cents from sales of its Summer Squeeze cocktails, raising a total of $36,393, of which $10,575 was raised in New Jersey. The month-long campaign marks the 12th straight year that Applebee’s franchisees have supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, with nearly $7 million in fundraising proceeds generated to benefit the organization since 2005.
Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises, Inc. is recognized as the 68th largest privately-held business in the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business and the 11th largest franchisee in the United States as ranked in the Restaurant Finance Monitor, operating seven restaurant concepts including: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, Quaker Steak & Lube, Noodles & Company, and two of its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas. In 2015, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Doherty Enterprises as the 78th largest U.S. Foodservice revenue company, up from 85 in 2014. To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates over 150 restaurants in northern, southern and central New Jersey, on Long Island, as well as locations throughout Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and sections of Florida and Georgia. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” (www.DohertyInc.com).