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Linda Logan promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Linda joined the Doherty team in 2016 as a MIT at Applebee’s Okeechobee. Upon graduating, she moved to Applebee’s Fort Myers. Linda has done an amazing job demonstrating her commitment to our core values. She effectively assesses employee resources, strengths and competencies in order to achieve company goals.

Linda is energetic, positive and hits the ground running. She implements the Doherty standard of WOW with both guests and staff. Linda is focused on the guest, their satisfaction, and overall experience with the food that exits her kitchen. She makes an effort to ensure that every plate represents the quality and consistency that is Doherty. Linda is exceptionally dependable, hardworking, and organized. She has a desire for knowledge and is committed to learning all that she can about operations. Linda continues to make strides in her professional development and her concern for quality work has made WOW the norm.

Please join us in congratulating Linda on her new position of Kitchen Manager. We wish her continued success.

Deirdre Sperduti promoted to Finance Coordinator

WOW Career Doherty

Deidre joined Doherty in 2007 as a Server at Applebee’s Wall. She worked as a Bartender, Trainer, and Supervisor before starting MIT in 2012. She most recently worked as a Senior Manager at our Manalapan Applebee’s. Deidre has received a number of WOW recognitions for her ability to learn, adapt, and excel at a management level. She is described as a strong leader who exceeds expectations and has a positive influence amongst her team.

Deidre continuously looks for ways to improve our processes. She has increased her responsibilities during her time with us by taking on additional roles while actively engaging her professional development. Her dedication and hard work has earned her great respect from her coworkers and business partners.

With almost (10) years’ dedicated to delivering WOW service, Deirdre also hold a B.S. in Accounting from Manhattan College. Deirdre’s restaurant experience and education in Accounting make her a perfect fit for the team.

The Finance Department is very excited to have Deirdre join the group!

Deirdre will be reporting to Paul Schobel.

Holly Nadler promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Holly joined Doherty Enterprises in March of 2001 as an hourly associate at our Toms River location. In 2003, she transferred to Milltown, where she held various positions including Host, Server, Expo, Carside, Bartender, and Supervisor. She also held full time supervisor positions in both our Piscataway and Edison locations. She completed the MIT program in 2005 in Middletown. Through her hard work and dedication, she was promoted to Senior Manager in 2008. She earned the Training Manager of the Year award in 2010. In her 10+ years as part of the Milltown team, Holly has proven her commitment to our WOW culture.

Holly constantly works hard to improve the overall operation of the restaurant. She has a great eye for detail. She has excellent work ethic, passion for service, and a “whatever it takes” attitude. Holly is known for her kindness, compassion, and ability to build positive connections with guests and staff.

Please join us in congratulating Holly on her well-deserved promotion to Assistant General Manager! We wish her continued success!

Danielle Quigley promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Panera



Danielle joined the Doherty team in 2015 as a MIT at our East Northport Panera.

Throughout her time with Doherty, Danielle has proven to be a leader and is a true asset to our company. She is often called the cheerleader of Panera because she adamantly promotes Panera’s service within her community and to her customers. Danielle makes an effort to make each of her guests feel comfortable when they enter the doors of her Panera location.

Adaptable and hard-working, Danielle always leads her team by example. She is a take charge individual, motivator to her staff, and spec driven. Danielle demonstrates an unwavering commitment to product quality and holds her team to the same standard.


Please join us in congratulating Danielle on her promotion to Assistant General Manager!

 

Gabrielle Charvat promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Gabrielle joined the Doherty team in 2008 as a Manager at Miller Place.

Gabrielle has positively contributed to Miller Places’ results. She is described as having a positive energy that surges throughout her shift. Gabrielle jumps into every shift with a level head and a positive attitude, she is always ready, focused and determined to WOW every guest. She is fair and balance with her team members and has great relationships with everyone. Gabrielle upholds a detailed management style that contributes to the success of her team and her personal growth with Doherty. Gabrielle is eager to learn new opportunities and adapts well to change. She does a great job meeting all deadlines on all projects and is great with the resources she is given to share the knowledge she has learned with staff and other managers.

Please join us in congratulating Gabrielle on her promotion to Senior Manager and wishing her continued success.

Tyler Huizing promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Tyler joined the Doherty team in 2016 as a MIT at our JTB location. Tyler has shown great passion for management in this industry. He has proven to have an outstanding work ethic and commitment to excellence.

Tyler is described as someone who has taken a hands on approach to learning every aspect of operations from BOH to FOH. His eagerness to learn is matched by his ability to adapt and tackle all projects and tasks head on. His is committed to our company values, mission and vision and demonstrates it on a daily basis. Tyler has a great eye for detail and his excellent time management skills allow him to get the job done in a timely and accurate manner. His dedication has earned him this promotion and has contributed to his recent success.

Please join us in congratulating Tyler to his new position as Senior Manager of St. Augustine.

Tyler D Angelo Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Tyler began her career with Doherty in July of 2008 in our Lacey Applebee’s location. She was hired as a Host, but has worked in all positions in Front Of House and Back Of House. Tyler has worked as a full time Supervisor in the Lacey restaurant and trained in the Howell restaurant.

Tyler is very dedicated, passionate, and hard working. She owns our mission and vision and delivers on it every day. Tyler is a natural leader who leads by example setting clear expectations for her staff. She connects and builds great relationships at all levels with the team and especially with the guest. Tyler is guest focused and strives to ensure a WOW experience for every guest.

Please join me in congratulating Tyler on her promotion to the Management In Training Program. We look forward to her continued success with Doherty

Jason Brand promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jay joined Doherty’s Applebee’s team as an hourly associate in September 2000. After Jay completed the Manager In Training program, he worked in both the New Jersey and Long Island markets. He took a short leave from Doherty, only to return to the Applebee’s in Mt. Olive.

Jay made an immediate impact in Mt. Olive, displaying a high level of ownership and dedication to the restaurant. Mt Olive has increased sales and profits for three years straight, due in large part to Jay’s contributions. They ended 2016 ranked 2nd in New York and New Jersey.

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Jay transferred to East Hanover, and has helped control costs, and improve overall operations. He leads the team with energy and enthusiasm holding himself and his team accountable to delivering a WOW experience.

Please join us in congratulating Jay, on his promotion to General Manager in East Hanover. We wish him continued success

Adrian Ramirez promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career DOHERTY

Adrian joined the Doherty team in September 2013 as a Manger In Training. He has worked in the Garfield location as an Assistant Kitchen Manager and consistently strives to meet his goals and his every day duties. Adrian has great knowledge of Rosnet, Back Of House procedures and other key concepts in the restaurant.

Adrian accomplishes tasks quickly with little supervision. He is a trustworthy individual that has shown consistent leadership and enthusiasm, while creating a positive work environment for everyone. While being a well-rounded team member, Adrian pays strong attention to details and is always willing to tackle new projects. He remains positive during all situations and displays a high level of energy in his work. Adrian truly demonstrates our mission of WOW-ing every guest, every time.

Please join us in congratulating Adrian on his promotion to Kitchen Manager. We wish him continued success.

Zena Serrano promoted to Manager of Real Estate and Legal Operations

WOW Career Doherty

Zena joined Doherty in May of 2013 as a Real Estate Coordinator. Zena was brought on to help the real estate department with lease administration, coordination of all our remodels, new restaurant construction, and to support the department with all its initiatives.

Zena continuously looks for ways to improve our processes. She has increased her responsibilities during her time with us by taking on additional roles. Her dedication and hard work has earned her great respect from her coworkers and business partners. She has a strong passion for her job and consistently delivers WOW service on a daily basis. She is always willing to lend a helping hand to solve any problem.

Please join us in congratulating Zena on her well-deserved promotion to Manager of Real Estate and Legal Operations. We wish her continued success!

Stephanie Schaefering promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Stephanie joined the Doherty team in March 2007 as an Assistant Manager in our Bohemia café and was promoted to Assistant General Manager of the Huntington Village café in August 2016.

Stephanie is a strong leader who makes maximum use of all her resources to effectively allocate her time in relation to her priorities. She is very knowledgeable in both Front of House and Back of House operations as well as financials. Stephanie is driven to succeed and holds herself and her associates accountable to operate the best café possible. She displays strong initiative in carrying out assignments. Stephanie makes sure to engage with her customers to ensure they have a WOW experience whenever they visit her café.

Please join us in congratulating Stephanie on her promotion to General Manager. We wish her continued success!

Franklin Samuels-Promotion from Within to our Management Program

Franklin Samuels

Farmingdale

Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Franklin started working for Doherty in December of 2006 as an Expo in the New Hyde Park restaurant. In 2014 he became a part time Supervisor in New Hyde Park and then a full time Supervisor in the Valley Stream restaurant in 2016.

Franklin has been very important to the successful kitchen operations throughout his years with Doherty. He has a very strong working knowledge about specs and Back Of House operations. He always works very hard with the Kitchen Manager to maintain good food cost and labor.

Franklin has a contagious positive attitude and is always searching for ways to WOW our guests. We have no doubt that Franklin will continue to be successful in his new role as a manager.

Please join us in congratulating Franklin on his promotion to

Manager In Training! We wish him continued success!Franklin started working for Doherty in December of 2006 as an Expo in the New Hyde Park restaurant. In 2014 he became a part time Supervisor in New Hyde Park and then a full time Supervisor in the Valley Stream restaurant in 2016.

Franklin has been very important to the successful kitchen operations throughout his years with Doherty. He has a very strong working knowledge about specs and Back Of House operations. He always works very hard with the Kitchen Manager to maintain good food cost and labor.

Franklin has a contagious positive attitude and is always searching for ways to WOW our guests. We have no doubt that Franklin will continue to be successful in his new role as a manager.

Please join us in congratulating Franklin on his promotion to
Manager In Training! We wish him continued success!

Nancy Oddo promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Nancy joined the Doherty team in December of 2006, and went through Manager In Training in Lindenhurst. After MIT, Nancy joined the team in Farmingville and quickly proved to be a valuable member of the team. In her 10 years as a part of the Farmingville team, Nancy’s passion for service and commitment to WOW have connected her to the community and team as a true leader.
Nancy’s involvement with training MIT’s and her close work with hourly trainers earned her an award as training manager of the year, which led to her promotion to Senior Manager. As her skills, knowledge and leadership increased Nancy earned the title of Assistant General Manager in 2015.
Nancy’s leadership, business knowledge, and ability to develop and connect with people have led to her promotion to General Manager.

Please join us in congratulating Nancy on her well-deserved promotion. We wish her continued success!

Frances Martinez-Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Frances started working for Doherty In August of 2008 in our Clifton Applebee’s location. She was hired as a Host and quickly learned all positions. Throughout the years, Frances has worked as a Carside, Server, and Bartender and was promoted to Trainer in 2011. Frances exceled in all positions during her time in the Clifton Applebee’s. On July 27th 2016 Frances entered the new Supervisor Training Program in the Totowa Applebee’s. She did so well engaging in the program and embracing her training that she quickly made an impact when she completed the program and returned to her new restaurant. Frances was an easy choice to promote to a manager and entered the Management in Training program in February 2017. Frances has a contagious positive attitude and is always connects with her guests to ensure a WOW experience every time.

We wish Frances continued success in her new role as one of the managers in the Garfield Applebee’s. We look forward to her continued success with Doherty!

Kristina Santeramo promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Kristina joined Doherty Enterprises in July of 2004 at our Bethpage location. She held various positions including Host, Server, Expo, Carside, Bartender, Key Employee and was promoted to Senior Manager in 2013. Since transferring to the Westbury location, Kristina has been a huge asset.

Kristina is self-motivator and self-starter and she doesn’t wait for direction when there are things that need to be addressed. She has a great sense of urgency with everything she does. Kristina has developed a strong relationship with her team through communication and consistent follow up. She is very engaged and has a strong passion for our WOW culture ensuring that she and her team deliver a WOW experience every time.

Please join us in congratulating Kristina on her well-deserved promotion to Assistant General Manager. We wish her continued success!

Renee Price Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Renee has been with Doherty Enterprises in Florida since the acquisition in 2013. She started with us as a Server then became a Supervisor. She has worked in our Royal Palm and Port St. Lucie restaurants.

Renee has been a huge help with bar managing including liquor orders. She has also played a huge role in maintaining the trainee files. Renee is hardworking, fair and very knowledgeable in all aspects of the restaurant. Renee has a strong connection with her team and guests. She hold herself accountable to WOW every guest every time.

Please join me in congratulating Renee on her promotion to the Management In Training Program. We look forward to her continued success with Doherty!

Ryan McDermott promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Ryan joined Doherty Enterprises in October of 2012 at our Westbury location as a Senior Manager. During his time at the Westbury location, he helped to move the restaurant forward and played a big part in their success. Ryan was a great help and provided excellent support during his time in Florida assisting with the acquisition.

Ryan is very knowledgeable in both Front of House and Back of House operations as well as company standards. He is well respected by his peers and his team. Ryan has a strong passion for our WOW culture and holds himself and his team accountable to deliver a WOW experience every time.

Please join us in congratulating Ryan on his well-deserved promotion to Assistant General Manager. We wish him continued success!

Chris Balk promoted General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Chris joined Doherty in 2015 as an Assistant Manager after ten years with TGI Fridays, working his way up to General Manager. He also opened a new full service concept as General Manager, successfully taking the lead in all aspects of the opening, including kitchen and cocktail menu development.

He quickly adapted to Panera’s concept and developed a strong understanding of Panera tools and systems. Chris played a key role in helping to prepare Farmingdale to roll out Panera 2.0, as only the second location in the company to do so. In his time at Farmingdale, Chris shined in his roles as recruiting and training specialist, recruiting and hiring key associates, as well assisting in the development of Trainers, Zone Leaders and Shift Supervisors in the café.

In 2016, Chris took over as acting General Manager in East Meadow and made an immediate impact by increasing staffing level, reducing turnover, increasing customer satisfaction scores, as well as receiving a Gold rating on 2016 Corporate Audit. Chris has a strong passion for the industry, and brings this passion, along with high energy, and a consistent positive attitude to the job on a daily basis, and this inspires those around him to be better.

Please join us in congratulating Chris on this important promotion to General Manager! We wish him continued success in the future!

James Dawson promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

James started with Doherty in November 2016 as a Manager In Training in the JTB restaurant. After graduating from his training he was promoted to General Manager in our Lane Avenue location in Jacksonville.

James comes to us with extensive restaurant experience including over 10 years with TGIF, many of which he spent as a General Manager. He also has an extensive culinary background and graduated from Johnson and Wales in Charleston, SC. James is a talented, positive leader of people who we are excited to have in this important role in Lane Ave!

Please join us in congratulating James on his well-deserved promotion. We wish him continued success!

Liubov Syroizhko Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Liubov joined the Doherty team as part of the Florida acquisition. She began her career as a Host in March of 2013 and quickly worked her way up to Server then Bartender. Liubov became a neighborhood expert and helped to train many hourly associates.

Liubov is dedicated, hardworking and she strives to learn as much as possible about Front of House and Back of House. She is analytical in her thought process and is respected by the managers and associates alike.

Please join us in congratulating Liubov on her promotion to
MIT! We wish her continued success!

Jennifer Bono promote to Marketing Specialist

WOW Career DOHERTY

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer as a permanent full time employee of the Marketing department. She joined Doherty in June 2015 as a part time Marketing intern assistant in community for all concepts. Jennifer graduated from Ramapo College in December of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.

Jennifer has quickly become a key player on the Marketing team, doing a great job handling all concepts community requests and fulfillments. She has created and developed strong community ties for each concept. Jennifer attends community events to strengthen existing community relationships and develop new relationships to ensure that we WOW everyone all the time. She is a dedicated hard-working team player who is willing to assist anyone on the Marketing team.

Please join us in congratulating Jennifer as Doherty’s newest Marketing Specialist. We wish her continued success in this role!

Clifford Young promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Cliff joined the Doherty team in January of 2005 at the Bethpage restaurant as an Expo and worked his way up to become a Supervisor in the Woodmere restaurant in 2012. He ran the Woodmere kitchen for 2 years and then joined our management training program in 2014. Before working for Doherty, Cliff worked as a celebrity Chef in NYC.

Through his dedication and strong leadership, Cliff has developed a strong working relationship with the front of house staff as well as the back of house staff. He has proven to be a strong leader and always has a smile on his face. His calm demeanor and positive attitude, along with his commitment to WOW-ing the guests, make him the perfect choice for the Kitchen Manager of New Hyde Park.

Please join us in congratulating Cliff on his promotion!
We wish him continued success.

Michael Delucia promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Mike joined Doherty Enterprises in November of 2013. After completing his training in Mineola, he joined the Panera team in Staten Island Mall. Mike has experience in both full and quick service restaurants having worked for TGI Fridays, Starbucks and Gaylord Opryland hotel and convention center prior to joining the Doherty family.

Mike is an energetic manager never losing focus of the people side of the business. He leads his team with confidence and consistency providing a positive and upbeat environment for all associates. Since he understands how the profit chain moves, Mike is a firm believer in WOW-ing our people. He will do anything in his power to help his team succeed at work and in life.

As an operator, Mike is never afraid of the unexpected and works well under pressure. His positive nature is reassuring and calm. His ability to quickly analyze and adapt to the situation at hand ensures his team will be successful.
His experience in financials and analytics has made Mike a true asset to the Staten Island Mall team and the Doherty Brand.

Please join us in congratulating Mike on his promotion to Assistant General Manager. We wish him continued success!

Adam Johnston promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Adam started his Applebees career back in 1993 as a server in Indianapolis. After relocating to Florida, Adam worked under the previous franchisee. In April of 2014 he was promoted from within with Doherty to begin his management career. Since that time Adam worked hard to educate himself in kitchen operations to enable him to be very well rounded in Front Of House and Back Of House. Most recently he took on the training manager role, and has had great success in establishing a solid system in the Clark Road location.
Adam has also been working closely with our local schools and WOW’ing the community through off-site events. Adam genuinely cares about his employees and running a great restaurant,

Please join us in congratulating Adam on his well-deserved promotion. We wish him continued success!

Jason Cox promoted to Senior Manager

Jason started as a server for the Apple-Gold Group in 1999. In 2007 he was promoted to management as a bar manager. He also served as the service manager for two years. Jason and his family moved to Naples, FL in September 2014 and joined the Doherty family.

Jason’s leadership during the revitalization in his location made the decision easy to promote him into a management role within Doherty. His impact in the front of house over the past year and most recently in the kitchen have been critical to our success.

We congratulate Jason on his promotion to Senior Manager, and wish him continued success in his new role.

John Conlon promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

John joined Doherty in December of 2015 as a Manager in Training in our Margate location. After graduating the MIT program in March of 2016, John had taken on the assignment of managing the Front of House in our Pembroke Pines location. Prior to joining our team, John managed the Down Towner in South Florida for 11 years as well as aiding in the startup of their Dockers location.

John possess the knowledge, experience and leadership qualities to achieve success at a higher management level and has been a great resource to Pembroke Pines.

Please join us in congratulating John on his well-deserved promotion to General Manager. We wish him continued success!

Norman Himmel Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Norman joined the Doherty team in January of 2015 as a Dishwasher. His work ethic and ability to learn quickly led to him being trained in all Back Of House positions. Norman became a BOH expert in late 2015 and in early 2016 he moved into the Front Of House.

It was evident that Norman was going to be an effective leader so in April of 2016 he was trained and promoted to Shift Supervisor. It’s nice to see his hard work and dedication pay off with his acceptance to the Manager In Training program.

Please join us in congratulating Norman on his promotion to
MIT! We wish him continued success!

Stephen Sompolski promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Stephen joined Doherty Enterprises in October 2005 as a Senior Manager at the Applebee's Hackettstown restaurant. He has demonstrated a strong power of analytical reasoning and always does a great job with monthly reviews and quarterly Business Plans.

Stephen continuously lends support and guidance to employees with contests and incentives in order to achieve restaurant goals. He constantly strives to improve his performance, as well as, the performance of our associates and always takes the initiative in solving problems. Stephen’s encouragement of teamwork amongst all and other essential Leadership Traits has earned him the notable Assistant General Manager title.

Please join us in congratulating Stephen on his well-deserved promotion. We wish him continued success!

Andrew Macchio promoted to Manager from an Hourly position

WOW Career Applebees

Promotion from Within to our Management Program

Andrew joined the Doherty team in November of 2013 at the Bethpage location as a Front of House hourly associate. After spending time in carside, he was promoted to supervisor. Andrew has worked hard as a supervisor in three different locations. He is skilled in front of house and back of house which makes him an asset to all of the stores he has served.

Most recently Andrew has been working in Westbury as a supervisor. Andrew is a dedicated employee, who works hard and is quick to help out. He leads by example and is consistent in his follow up; a real team player.

Please join us in congratulating Andrew on his promotion to
MIT! We wish him continued success!

Miriam Tomes promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Miriam has been a valued member of the management team in Florida since the 2013 Florida acquisition. Miriam has been with Applebee’s for over 10 years and was able to travel to New Jersey this past September to celebrate her 10 year anniversary at Doherty’s Service Awards. Miriam has worked for Doherty in Bartram Park location where she was a Training KM, Lane Ave, 103rd St, and most recently in St Augustine where she helped lead the restaurant without a GM and did a fantastic job while there.

Miriam does a great job in many facets of the job and we are very excited to have her talent, knowledge, and leadership in Orange Park as the new General Manager

Please join us in congratulating Miriam on her well-deserved promotion to General Manager. We wish her continued success!

Henry Streich promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Henry joined the Doherty Team in April of this year as a Manager in Training at Miller Place. After graduating the MIT program in June, Henry joined the Hillsborough team.

Henry’s enthusiasm and passion for the food service industry is both welcoming and contagious. He is known for his knowledge and attention to details. He always displays a high degree of honesty and loyalty and is a strong supporter of all organizational programs and activities.

Please join us in congratulating Henry on his important promotion to Kitchen Manager. We wish him continued success!

Daniel Dagostino promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Daniel joined the Doherty team in February of 2014 in Westbury as an Assistant Kitchen Manager. He is a highly dedicated and self-motivated manager who leads the team with energy and enthusiasm.
Daniel does a great job at coaching and motivating the restaurant’s staff. He has helped in the development of many new managers and will have a bright future because of his continued desire for education and growing the business.
Please join us in congratulating Daniel on his promotion to Senior Manager. We wish him continued success!

Burchell Smart promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Burchell joined the Doherty Team in May of 2015 as a Manager in Training at East Farmingdale. After graduating the MIT program, Burchell remained as a part of the Farmingdale team.

Burchell is extremely dedicated to his work and is always looking for new ways to improve operations and the company. He is a natural leader and has earned the respect of his team by being enthusiastic, passionate, knowledgeable and supportive.

Please join us in congratulating Burchell on his important promotion to Kitchen Manager. We wish him continued success!

Terri “Annie” Johnsen Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Annie joined the Doherty Team as a Line Cook in December of 2014 in our Waycross, GA location. From day one Annie distinguished herself as a smart, hard-working team member with a passion for doing the job right!

Annie was quickly recognized by her peers and leadership team as a spec and standards expert which led her to a promotion as a key Supervisor in Waycross. During her tenure in Waycross Annie has been instrumental in helping support improved standards, including a successful revitalization and the roll out of the Brand’s HCWF initiative. She has taken a lead role in training and developing associates while personally learning new skill sets to help further her development. We have no doubt that Annie will continue to be a successful member of the leadership team in her new role as a manager for Doherty Applebees!

Please join us in congratulating Annie on her promotion to
MIT! We wish her continued success!

Nicole Astalos Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career SR

Nicole joined the Doherty team at The Shannon Rose in August of 2015 as a bartender. Her strengths both as an employee and as a leader on the floor led to her quick promotion to Trainer and Supervisor in May 2016.

While working for the restaurant, Nicole continued to complete her Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University in Nutrition/Food Science, with a concentration in Food Management. As soon as she graduated in August of this year, Nicole entered the Management In Training program. Her educational expertise and attention to detail has lent itself to her success thus far. She continues to maintain a positive disposition and consistently goes above and beyond to exceed the exceptional level of Irish Hospitality that we represent at The Shannon Rose. We are so proud and honored to have her on our team!

Please join us in congratulating Nicole on her promotion to MIT. We wish her continued success in her new role!

Stephanie Scrocco promoted to Assistant Manager

WOW Career Panera

Stephanie worked for us as an Associate from September 2009 to October 2011. She rejoined us in August 2015 as an Associate and worked her way up to a Manager.

Stephanie is very passionate and enthusiastic about Panera/Doherty. She holds herself to a quality of work that reflects high professional standards. Stephanie displays a clear vision of goals that she expects of herself and her team. She is tremendously outgoing, engaging guests in a positive manner, and works to know each guest by name thus providing a WOW experience every time the guest visits.

Please join us in congratulating Stephanie on her promotion to Assistant Manager. We wish her continued success!

Andy Wallace promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Andy joined Doherty in 2010 as an Assistant Manager. He quickly adapted to the quick service concept and developed a strong understanding of Panera tools and systems. Andy has played a key role in numerous cafes, including certified training locations and several new store openings. Most recently, Andy took the lead in many aspects of the transition to Panera 2.0 in Massapequa, resulting in a successful rollout.

Andy has a degree and a background in education and consistently applies this to teaching and developing those around him. He forms strong connections with his people, and has helped to develop numerous Associate Trainers and Zone Leaders in his cafes. He has also served as a resource for newer managers in the district, answering any questions and taking time out to pass along his knowledge to others.

Andy has a strong passion for Panera and exemplifies Doherty’s “WOW our People” culture on a daily basis. His creativity and ability to adapt to different situations and challenges are skills that have led to strong results in the cafes he has worked in.

Alexander Aguilar promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Alex joined the Doherty team in October 2013, and his passion and dedication to Panera since coming on board has been top notch.

Alex possesses a working comprehensive knowledge of Panera’s tools & systems. He effectively controls costs through economical utilization of personnel, materials & equipment.

Alex has a friendly outgoing personality and demonstrates a quiet confidence that has earned him the respect of his peers & subordinates. He holds himself to high standards of professional behavior and expects the same of his team. Alex displays a strong commitment to the organizations mission & values making sure to WOW his guests and team every day.

Jesse Bonilla promoted Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jesse joined Doherty in 2008 as a server in the Butler Applebee’s. He worked his way up the ranks, and became a corporate trainer, before entering the Manager In Training Program in 2014. Jesse has done a great job demonstrating his commitment to our core values. He effectively assesses employee potential, and helps our people in their personal growth and development.

Energetic and positive, Jesse is exceptionally dependable and hard working. His leadership has had a huge impact on the people around him. He has a desire to coach, teach, and help everyone around him succeed. He has proven himself to be an excellent training manager, and works tirelessly to exceed guest expectations.

We congratulate Jesse on his promotion to Senior Manager, and wish him continued success in his new role.

Jessica Lampe promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Jessica joined Doherty in 2008 as an hourly associate. She quickly assumed a leadership role as an associate and became an Associate Trainer. The next step in her development saw her play an integral part in numerous New Store Openings as a lead Pro Team Trainer. Her leadership and management abilities stood out in this role and she was promoted to Shift Supervisor in April 2013. She excelled in this role and was quickly promoted to Assistant Manager in September 2013.

Jessica has a strong passion for Panera and exemplifies Doherty’s WOW culture on a daily basis. She has made connections with countless Associates and MIT’s as the primary Planet Bread facilitator in the NYC area. She has an impressive and extensive knowledge of Panera tools and systems and goes out of her way to share this with coworkers at every level.

Jessica has proven to be a strong leader and will do whatever it takes to get the job done, all with a smile on her face. Her commitment to our company and culture stands out and has always been consistent, regardless of the challenges she has faced in different cafes.

Erica Knoell promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Erica is a 4 ½ year tenured Manager with us who has worked very hard to achieve the Kitchen Manager position in Applebee’s Hillsborough.

Erica continually takes the initiative in solving problems and is continuously open and alert to new opportunities, techniques, and approaches to make things better in whatever restaurant she is working. She always displays a high degree of honesty and loyalty and is a strong supporter of all organizational programs and activities.

Please join us in congratulating Erica on her important promotion to Kitchen Manager. We wish her continued success!

Richard Grooms Promotion from Within to our Management Program

WOW Career Applebees

Rick Grooms has been with Doherty Enterprises in Florida since the acquisition in 2013. Rick has an extensive background in restaurant management in his past. He started with Doherty as a server and a Neighborhood Expert.

Rick’s dedication to the training of the new associates in the St. Augustine location was easy to see, as he spent much time reviewing their classroom work as well as coaching on the floor. He was promoted to Supervisor earlier this year and excelled in the role, especially in the Front of the House. Rick is a confident, hard-working professional that we are proud to have on the Doherty team! We are very excited to see Rick get promoted and to continue to watch him grow into his new role!

Alexis Demarest Promotion from Within to our Management Program

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Alex has been with Doherty Enterprises in Florida since the acquisition in 2013. She is cross trained in Carside, Host, Expo, Prep and Key. Alex is also a Neighborhood Expert and she became a Corporate Trainer while in the Naples restaurant.

Alex is always willing to jump in and help in every restaurant she has worked in. She is proactive with her team always providing top notch training and support to help her team succeed. Alex was a big part of helping the Treasure Coast when they were short staffed with managers. Alex WOW’s her guests and team every day.

Sarah Eveland promoted to Senior Manager

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Sarah joined the Doherty team in 2009 at our Union 2 restaurant as a server. She worked her way up, by becoming a Neighborhood Expert, and soon after became a bartender. She was then promoted to supervisor in Edison, where she quickly learned the ins and outs of the Back of House.

Sarah is an extremely hard worker, has a great eye for detail, has good organizational skills, and is well respected by the staff and management team. Sarah became a Corporate Trainer and helped with revitalizations in our Florida stores in 2014, and shortly after started MIT. Sarah has worked in multiple restaurants over the years, and was part of the Clark Applebees opening team as the Bar Manager, ultimately making her way to becoming the Assistant Kitchen Manager. While in the kitchen in Clark, she helped the restaurant achieve a 902 on their first ABA.

Sarah has done a tremendous job being fully involved in all new menu rollouts and has become the manager the staff goes to with any questions. Her knowledge and ambition to always learn more is outstanding and she is looking forward to continuing her development with hopes to make her way to Kitchen Manager.

Jayson Cabildo Promotion from Within to our Management Program

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Jayson has been a part of the Doherty team since October 2015, and his dedication to Noodles since coming on board has been top notch.

Jayson owns our mission and vision and delivers on it every day. He is a natural leader who leads by example setting clear expectations for his staff. Jayson connects and builds great relationships at all levels with the team and especially with the guest.

Jayson’s dedication to WOW and helping make us the best food service company in the communities we serve is unwavering. There is no doubt he will continue to deliver great results.

Please join us in congratulating Jayson on his promotion to MIT. We wish him continued success in his new role!

Danielle Rivera Promotion from Within to our Management Program

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Danielle started with Doherty in late summer of 2009 as a Server at the Applebee’s in Mt. Olive. During Danielle’s time in Mt. Olive she became a neighborhood expert, and cross trained to every position in both the front and back of house.

Danielle’s drive and dedication to Mt. Olive and Doherty Enterprises, led her to be promoted to supervisor two years ago. She has a demonstrated a great attention to detail, desire to learn, enthusiasm, and strong leadership qualities. Danielle WOW’s guests and her team every day.

Darrell Jackson promote to Senior Manager

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Darrell began his career with the Applebees group of Doherty Enterprises as a Manager In Training in Jersey Gardens in September of 2013. He has spent time in Jersey City, Newark, and Kearny in addition to Jersey Gardens.

As a Training Manager, Darrell updated all files into UltiPro and has helped keep training standards meeting expectations. He has also helped the Kearny restaurant achieve all points in the training section of its latest ABA. Darrell is also very involved with the hiring and orientating of new employees in Kearny. He also plays a major role in the continued development of the staff.

Darrell has been instrumental in improving guest service times in the dining room in Kearny. He consistently delivers a WOW atmosphere.

Paul Signoracci promoted to Kitchen Manager

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Paul began his career with Doherty Enterprises in August of 2012 in the Farmingdale Applebee’s. He spent time in the Bethpage restaurant before joining the Westbury team as a Senior Manager.

Paul took over the kitchen six months ago and has done a great job managing the kitchen operations. Since taking over the kitchen, Paul has improved the Back Of House operations. Through his dedication and strong leadership, he has developed a strong working relationship with his staff.

Paul has proven to be a strong leader and always has a smile on his face. His calm demeanor and positive attitude, along with his commitment to WOW-ing the guests, make him the perfect choice for the Kitchen Manager of Westbury.

Jessica Curtin promoted to Senior Manager

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Jessica joined the Doherty team in 2004 at our Manahawkin restaurant. Throughout her time with us, Jessica has held all Front of House positions. She was then promoted to supervisor where she quickly learned the ins and outs of the Back of the House.

Jessica is an extremely hard worker, has a great eye for detail, has good organizational skills, and is well respected by the staff and management team. Jessica stepped in to oversee two different kitchens, covering their kitchen managers’ leaves of absence. She has a great knowledge of BOH operations and her high energy approach to every shift keeps the staff and managers motivated.

Jessica is currently the training manager in Toms River and has done a tremendous job keeping track of all files and schedules and she earned a 100% in training on their last ABA. She worked hard to learn all about UltiPro and is the manager the staff goes to with any questions.

Richard Tarrell promoted to Kitchen Manager

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Rick joined the Doherty team in 2002 as an hourly associate. He began as a Manager In Training in 2008 and worked in a key role in Applebee’s Manchester in 2011. Rick helped them to achieve and maintain training status and assisted in maintaining their Emerald ABA status.

Rick moved to Toms River and assisted in achieving the highest food safety and cleanliness scores on an Ecosure audit. He was asked to help with Florida Apple One conversions and worked to train and develop staff in multiple stores in Florida. Most recently in Applebee’s Brick, Rick has built a strong kitchen team and has achieved successes in all key metrics.

Rick has demonstrated outstanding performance in all competencies on a consistent basis. He is extremely dedicated, enthusiastic and highly respected by his team. Rick has truly become a “go-to” manager who leads his team in the right direction.