Applebee’s Helps Share the Love with Local Kids
By Mel Fabrikant Friday, March 01, 2013, 03:58 PM EST
For fourteen years, Applebee's Breakfast with Santa events in New Jersey and at participating restaurants in Long Island have raised a combined total of over $3.0 million for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. Every year, neighborhood Applebee’s in our area donate 100% of the proceeds from each of their local events and from guest purchases of paper “gift packages.” This year, $262,878 was raised to help provide happiness and hope to disadvantaged children and to kids whose homes and gifts were destroyed during super storm Sandy. Dollars raised in each community benefited that local community. In New Jersey Doherty locations, more than $156,600 was raised.
Applebee’s Raises a Heartfelt $262,878 for Local Kids – Now in its 14th year, Applebee's Breakfast with Santa events in New Jersey and at participating restaurants in Long Island have raised over $3.0 million for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. This year, $262,878 was raised to help provide happiness and hope to disadvantaged children and to kids whose homes and holiday gifts were destroyed during super storm Sandy.
Pictured are (L-R): U.S. Marine Corporal Adam Adams, U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Fredrick Wiedenmann and David DiBartolo, Vice President of Operations for Doherty Enterprises, Inc., Applebee’s area franchisee.
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, Kan., 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 Bar & Grill and are a DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) brand.
Northern and Central New Jersey Applebee’s 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 10th 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 )