Families Share the Joy at Applebee’s and Raise over $250,000
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, December 17 2012 @ 03:07 PM EST
― Families all over New Jersey and Long Island gathered at their neighborhood Applebee’s on Saturday, December 8th for “Breakfast with Santa” to help raise monies for the USMC’s Toys for Tots drive. While Santa heard the wishes of every good girl and boy, every penny raised from the breakfast event and from the sale of colorful paper “gift packages” strung around the restaurants was donated to Toys for Tots. In total, more than $250,000 has been raised so far to help brighten the holidays of underprivileged children in our local communities and for families affected by Hurricane Sandy. In support of the program, paper “gift packages” will remain on sale at all New Jersey Applebee’s through December 31st.
Applebee’s (www.applebees.com) is the world’s largest casual dining chain, with more than 2,000 locations in 49 states, 15 countries and one U.S. territory. Based in Lenexa, KS, Applebee’s takes pride in providing a welcoming, neighborhood environment where everyone can enjoy the dining experience. Applebee’s Services, Inc., and its affiliates franchise and operate restaurants under Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and are a dineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand.
Applebee’s New Jersey Locations
Bergen County: Garfield, Hackensack, Northvale, Paramus Essex County: Newark Union County: Linden, Union (2 locations), Elizabeth Hudson County: Jersey City, Kearny, North Bergen Passaic County: Clifton, Totowa Morris County: Butler, Dover, East Hanover, Flanders (Mt. Olive), Parsippany Warren County: Hackettstown, Phillipsburg Hunterdon County: Flemington Somerset County: Bridgewater, Hillsborough Middlesex County: Woodbridge, Edison, Milltown, Piscataway Sussex County: Newton Ocean County: Brick, Forked River (Lacey), Manahawkin, Manchester, Toms River Monmouth County: Howell, Manalapan, Wall, Tinton Falls, Ocean Township, Middletown
About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.
Doherty Enterprises, Inc. was established in 1985 and is the 12th largest franchisee in the United States, operating five restaurant concepts, including Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, and two of their own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas. To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates 100 restaurants in northern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Tri-State Area” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” (www.DohertyInc.com)
About Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots, a 64 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.4 million less fortunate children. Since 1947, over 195 million children have been assisted. For more information visit www.toysfortots.org .