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Chris Procaccio promoted to General Manager

 WOW Career Applebees

Chris Procaccio joined Doherty Enterprises during September 2015 as an MIT at the Howell Applebee's. He came to Doherty Enterprises from Houlihan’s having served as General Manager for 10 years. Prior to his time at Houlihans, Chris was a KM with TGI Fridays. In 2016, Chris was promoted to AGM at our Manalapan location.

Chris possesses the unique talent of helping develop staff in both the FOH and BOH. He has developed key team members by building positive and professional relationships in a short period of time. Chris works tirelessly to implement plans into all areas of operations. Equipped with an exacting eye for detail and an unwavering expectation of WOWing every guest, Chris holds himself and his team accountable for all operational results. He has a passion for learning and pushing himself to be the best he can be.

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

Danielle Quigley promoted to General Manager

 WOW Career Panera

Danielle joined the Doherty team in 2015 as a MIT at our East Northport Panera. After graduating MIT Danielle helped our Garden City Panera become a training café’. She then went on to work in our drive-thru location, Plainview, where she helped set the standard of WOW!

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 General Manager!

Eric Prestel promoted to Assistant General Manager

 WOW Career Panera

Eric joined the Doherty team in 2014 as a Manager at our Port Jefferson location.

In 2016, Eric was a key player in the successful rollout of Panera 2.0 in our North Babylon café. He has truly been a team player who is always willing to dive in and help out. Adaptable and hard-working, Eric always leads his team by example. He is a take charge individual, motivator to his staff, and spec driven. Eric is consistently looking to learn new skills and dedicates himself to following through on his own training and development.

Eric does an excellent job at providing a great experience for guests. He is very good at connecting on a personal level and WOW-ing every guest, every time. Eric demonstrates an unwavering commitment to product quality and holds his team to the same standard.

Please join us in congratulating Eric on his promotion to Assistant General Manager!

Jason Cox promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jason started as a server for the Apple-Gold Group in North Carolina during 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.

After our revitalization in February of 2014 Jason was promoted to manager. A year later he was promoted to Senior Manager for his strong leadership and tremendous knowledge of our restaurant’s standards. Jason has consistently been one of the top performers in food cost measures and labor productivity in the Florida Georgia market.

Jason’s integrity shows through his consistency as a manager. He manages his team fairly and constructively and in return he is well respected. Jason is always looking to learn new skill and ways to help out.

He is a natural leader. He is a dependable, dedicated and consistent manager who has continued to WOW both his coworkers and his guests. Jason is also continuously proving he is a well-respected and valuable asset to our team.

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

Yehia Akle promoted to Accounting Coordinator

 WOW Career Doherty

Yehia started in Doherty’s payroll department in May 2014. While at Doherty, Yehia went back to college to obtain a second bachelor’s degree, this one in Accounting. When he graduated, Yehia moved to our A/P department where he excelled. We wish him much success in his new role!

Joe Curattalo promoted to Treasury Manager

 WOW Career Doherty

Joe joined Doherty in 2014 and did a terrific job handling both our cash department and Specialty general ledgers. In Joe’s new role, he will be responsible for all cash related transactions. Congratulations Joe on your well deserved promotion!

Debra Lui promoted to Assistant Controller

 WOW Career Doherty

In May of 2010 Debra joined Doherty as a Senior Accountant handling our Panera Breads. Debra proved very quickly that she was able to add value throughout our organization. Her attention to detail and analytical mindset has helped improve all areas of the accounting department during her 7 years at Doherty. Congratulations Debra and much success in your new role!

Matt Rynn promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Panera

Matt joined the Doherty team in 2014 as a MIT at our Hicksville location.

Since graduating from the MIT program, Matt has shown outstanding leadership skills and a strong dedication to the Doherty team. He has been an asset when it comes to driving café’ performance. He has helped increase comps, guest metrics, and even lowered cost lines. Matt demonstrates a high degree of integrity, challenge and drive and effectively assesses employee resources, strengths and competencies. Matt demonstrates genuineness in dealing with others which has allowed him to develop positive relationships with his customers, subordinates and peers. He is consistent, dependable and accurate in carrying out responsibilities to a successful conclusion. We congratulate Matt on his promotion to General Manager and wish him great success.

Please join us in congratulating Matt on his promotion to General Manager!

Cory Bell promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Cory transitioned to the Doherty team from the Gator Apple acquisition. He began his career as a server and bartender but quickly excelled and worked his way up the ranks to manager.

Cory’s personal experience in BOH and FOH has made him a well-rounded asset to his Applebee’s team. His experience in the restaurant industry can be seen in his management and communication style. Cory’s knowledge of each area has allowed him to become a teammate, teacher, and role model. He takes pride in coaching and mentoring his staff. Cory is highly respected by his team.

Cory has worked very hard on connecting with guests and WOW-ing them with excellent service. He always remains positive and upbeat even in the most stressful situations. Cory’s hard work, dedication to impeccable service and keen eye for detail has earned him this leadership role at Applebee’s.

Please join us in congratulating Cory on his new position of Senior Manager.

Brandy Galloway promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Brandy joined the Doherty team as a manger in 2013 at our Okeechobee location. She was major asset to the opening of Okeechobee because she is driven and focused on developing a winning team.

Brandy is a leader whose passion for WOW is clear in the way she interacts with guests and her team. She is quick to resolve any sub-standard issues that may arise and is always prepared with potential solutions for larger business concerns. Brandy’s consistency with her words and actions has earned the trust and confidence of the Management Team.

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

Andrew Cronau promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Andrew started as an MIT in 2016 at our Okeechobee location.

Andrew is methodical in planning and has always displayed a very systematic approach in carrying out any job duties. In his new role, he maintains low costs, high productivity, and great food safety. He excels in analyzing and adjusting work procedures for maximum efficiency. Andrew can be relied upon to meet schedules and deadlines.

Andrew is committed to the company’s goals and takes pride in contributing to the organizations success. He creates a positive work environment and has a drive to continuously develop himself and move the restaurant forward. He is very passionate about his job and takes pride in the work he does.

Please join us in congratulating Andrew on his promotion to Kitchen Manager and wishing him continued success.

Tammy Lawrence- Rubenbauer promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Tammy has been with Applebee’s for over twenty years but joined the Doherty team in 2013 as a senior manager. Throughout her time at Doherty, she has proven to be a leader and is a true asset to our company. Tammy is helping her staff and store meet their goals while creating a balance for staff and business needs. She is a huge asset to the restaurant she comes in everyday with a people pleasing attitude. Tammy is compassionate and gives every task she tackles 100% effort.

Tammy has a great eye for detail and knows how to make a true impact with not only the result but with her people. She is willing to learn and when she takes on a project or task, she gives it her all. Tammy comes to work and delivers her message of WOW to her team and guests with passion, everyday.

Please join us in congratulating Tammy to her new position as Assistant General Manager of Waycross.

William Hogan promoted from Associate to Manager

WOW Career Applebees

William joined the Doherty team at the Totowa location in February of 2015 as an hourly employee.

It wasn’t long before he was recognized as a leader as he excelled in his FOH role. William was promoted to supervisor and quickly embraced our vision of excellence. He has helped out in several locations before coming to Garfield where he continued his progression as a leader. Due to his hard work and approachability, he is respected in the restaurant from the associates to the managers. He sets his standards at the beginning of each shift and the employees follow them well.

William has truly embodied our mission of WOWing every guest while making a special connection with our guests. His strong passion for service and excellent time management skills allows him to complete his tasks in a timely and accurate manner. William adapts to change easily and can make any team successful because of his positive leadership skills. He is a team player and has no problem helping out other restaurants in our district.

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

Andrea Basurto promoted to General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Andrea has been with Applebee’s for ten years and joined the Doherty team in 2015.

Andrea is a source of inspiration to many by showing passion and commitment to her job as well as consistency in her words and actions. Andrea’s greatest strengths lie in her ability to prioritize projects, showing attention to detail and setting standards all which have contributed to Tamarac’s success. She demonstrates a “Guest First” attitude and knocks down barriers to success.

Andrea possesses strong knowledge of BOH and FOH operations and has been determined to share her knowledge with the team. Her efforts have resulted in purposefully building lasting relationships and being available to her employees and managers. Andrea creates several teaching moments by adhering to standards and holding people accountable while also providing positive feedback. She is well respected by both her team and guests because she displays respect for everyone modeled after trustworthiness, candor, and fairness.

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

Edd Showalter promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Edd joined Doherty in March of 2014 as a transfer line cook and trainer at our Fruitville location from the NRP franchise. Edd’s leadership skills were quickly recognized and became a member of our corporate training team.

He was an integral part of our successful revitalizations throughout Florida and Georgia. Edd promoted from within to our MIT program in September of 2015. He has been BOH focused since his graduation into management in both our Kings Highway and North Port locations. Since his arrival to North Port Edd has improved the brand results through successful ABA and most recently Ecosure results of 100% food safety and 96% cleanliness.

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

Jessica Geoghegan promoted from an Hourly Associate to Manager

WOW Career Panera

Jessica joined the Doherty team in 2015. She started as an hourly associate in our Patchogue location prior to being promoted to Shift Supervisor in 2016.

Jessica is extremely self-motivated, confident, and enthusiastic. She is viewed as a leader by her peers and is always willing to act as a point of reference to help her team grow and develop. She is consistently optimistic and encourages trust and mutual understanding within her team. Jessica effectively motivates those around her and holds everyone, including herself, accountable for meeting the Doherty standard of WOW.

Jessica has used her budding career as an example to show other associates the benefits and opportunities that Doherty offers to those who are willing and motivated to go after them. Her hard work and dedication will make her very successful in her new leadership position.

Please join us in congratulating Jessica on her promotion to Manager! We wish her continued success!

Jeremy Lewis promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jeremy joined Doherty in 2013 during the acquisition of Gator Apple. With twenty-one (21) years of experience under his belt Jeremy consistently demonstrates his commitment to provide expert service under the Applebee’s banner.

Jeremy’s goal is to build and maintain a winning team. He has made it his priority to be crossed trained in each position. Jeremy uses his knowledge to take a hands on approach to teaching his team new skills. He does well recognizing and rewarding team members while also finding new ways to improve their areas of weakness. He has been instrumental in building a FOH team that welcomes their guests with open arms. Jeremy believes in the WOW culture and understands the importance of positive interaction with guests, vendors and his team.

Please join us in congratulating Jeremy on him new position of Senior Manager.

Chuck Allen promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Chuck joined Doherty as an MIT at JTB in 2016.

Chuck brings a wealth of experience to his team. He was a General Manager at Carrabba’s in addition to owning his own business prior to joining our Applebee’s team.

In the early stages of forming a new team at Vero Beach the restaurant was faced with numerous challenges both in the FOH and BOH. Chuck was very instrumental in helping the restaurant move forward. With his attention to detail and eagerness to build a winning team, Chuck helped Vero Beach score very well on Eco Sure and ABAs. In addition to this massive turn around, he helped reestablish a good rapport with the local health department.

Chuck is very knowledgeable about the craft beer market. With his help, the craft beer selection stays current and relevant to his guests needs. His consistent efforts and abilities are greatly appreciated.
Join us in wishing him the best of luck in his new position.

Jessica Frederick promoted to Assistant General Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jessica joined the Doherty team in 2013 but has been a loyal Applebee’s employee for nineteen (19) years. Her career started in the Jupiter location as a server/ bartender. With hard work and dedication Jessica managed to move steadily up the ranks to management.

Jessica has managed every department from kitchen to car side. Her knowledge of each department, their respective expectations, and Doherty’s policy has created an environment where her coworkers learn everyday. She is a strong leader and does an excellent job of connecting with her staff and community. Jessica is described as being both trustworthy and an integral part of progress and a success for her team.

Jessica makes her customers her priority by demonstrating urgency when running her shifts. She monitors staff behaviors, conducts line checks, and has constructive feedback and positive reinforcement when necessary. Jessica takes pride in WOWing her customers and those in her community. She seeks to create a bond between her community and the restaurant that she represents by being involved wherever she can lend a hand. Jessica cooks at all Flap Jack functions, is heavily involved in the Alzheimer’s Organization, and attends Chamber events.

Please join us in congratulating Jessica on her promotion
to Assistant General Manager.

Jason Crum promoted to Kitchen Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jason joined the Doherty team in December of 2013 during our acquisition of Gator Apple.

Jason started as a cook with Gator Apple and quickly immerged as a manager. Throughout his time with Applebee’s, Jason has made continuous improvements in various areas of the restaurant. He has developed positive relationships with back-of-house and front-of-house staff, built trust amongst his staff, and improved restaurant organization. He is described as someone who creates loyal customers. Jason does an excellent job WOWing guests and takes a proactive approach in guaranteeing their satisfaction.

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

Jennifer Reece promoted to Senior Manager

WOW Career Applebees

Jennifer joined the Doherty team as an hourly associate in 2013. Since then Jennifer has blossomed in all of her roles throughout the years. She has used her skills to improve morale and dependability in the restaurant setting. Jennifer has instilled consistency in policies and company expectations amongst her team members and has worked on employee development and team building.

Jennifer communicates clear rules and manages fairly. Her knowledge of both FOH and BOH operations aids the fluidity necessary to WOW her guests. Jennifer is focused on building a system that brings guests back regularly. She does a good job of interacting with guests and problem solving because she is committed to WOWing every guest, every time.

Please join us in congratulating Jennifer on her promotion to Senior Manager and wishing her great success.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!