Police Officers, Firefighters and EMTs to Receive Free Meals on September 25
Allendale, NJ (September 12, 2016) – For the fifth consecutive year, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® will host its annual First Responder Appreciation Day at the Piscataway restaurant on Sunday, September 25 by offering one FREE entrée to the hardworking and brave men and women who protect and serve.
Located in Piscataway Towne Center at 1282 Centennial Avenue in Piscataway, NJ, police officers, firefighters and first responders who dine-in in uniform at Applebee’s, or show proof of police, fire or EMT service, will receive a FREE entrée from its special Appreciation Day menu. The special menu features Applebee’s favorites like its Butchers Meat and Potatoes featuring hand-cut USDA Choice Sirloin, American Standard All-In Burger, Fiesta Lime Chicken and more, along with non-alcoholic beverage options. Must order off specified menu for free entrée. Must present firefighter, police officer or EMT photo identification (active, reserve, retired, career or volunteer) for FREE meal. One free meal per identification.
“We are grateful to all police, firefighters and EMTs who courageously and selflessly protect our communities,” said Kevin Coughlin, director of operations, Applebee’s New Jersey. “To show our appreciation to these individuals for their tremendous service and dedication, we encourage all first responders in and around Piscataway to visit on September 25 for a free meal on us.”
Applebee’s in Piscataway is open from 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Monday through Friday. Guests may reach the restaurant directly by calling (732) 562-0500.
In addition to its lineup of delicious menu items, Applebee’s offers a variety of specials, including Pick ‘N Pair Lunch Combos, select Half-Price Appetizers after 10 p.m. and Kids Eat Free specials on select holidays.
About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.
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 and 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 160 restaurants in northern, southern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Florida and Georgia – including newly acquired locations in the Miami area. 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).
Applebee's Grill & Bar brings together a lively bar & grill experience offering hand-crafted drinks and craveable, simple, American food with flare featuring vibrant flavors and real, fresh ingredients. All Applebee's restaurants are owned and operated by entrepreneurs dedicated to serving their communities and offering the best in food and drinks with neighborly, genuine service. With more than 2,000 locations in 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico and 15 countries, Applebee's is one of the world's largest casual dining brands. Applebee's restaurants are franchised by DineEquity Inc.'s (NYSE: DIN) subsidiary, Applebee's Franchisor LLC and its affiliates.