Career Testimonials

Search Our Site


Wayne Jones promoted from Hourly Associate to Restaurant Manager

 WOW Career Applebees

Wayne joined the Doherty team in 2015 as a Line Cook in our Okeechobee Applebee’s location.

Prior to being promoted to Supervisor in 2017, Wayne prioritized learning all BOH positions and responsibilities. He is very eager to learn and grow and takes a pro-active approach in learning all systems and processes within the restaurants. He was comfortable asking to learn all FOH operations and insured that he was crossed training in all FOH positions. Wayne managed his own professional development so well that he received the opportunity to take on a leadership role during a training for Treasure Coast in meat cutting.

Wayne was promoted to MIT in December of 2017. His hard work, motivation and ability to be a team player has successfully proven his leadership skills. Wayne holds himself accountable for all aspects of the restaurant and he expects the same of his staff. He exemplifies a tremendous devotion to the Applebee’s brand and a genuine dedication to WOW-ing every guest and team member.

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

Ryan Singh promoted from Hourly Associate to Restaurant Manager

 WOW Career Applebees

Ryan started his career with Doherty in 2016 as a line cook in our Colonial Applebee’s.

Ryan has always demonstrated a high level of maturity and focus on learning every aspect of BOH. He was considered an Expert Level line cook within six (6) months and was promoted to Shift Supervisor during that same year. Ryan is a positive role model to his peers and teams. He leads with passion and confidence while also keeping a detailed eye on his professional development. Ryan provided tremendous support to the management team at our Colonial location over the past few months. In November 2017, he was promoted to MIT. Ryan believes in WOW culture and understands the importance of positive interaction without sacrificing Doherty’s standard of excellence.

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

Rob Force, Applebee's, Florida


"I love working for Doherty for many reasons. I have never worked for an employer who does as much for its employees and the community. I have tremendous respect for the Leadership because they always do what they say. It is refreshing to work for a large company with small company values."

Dennis Perry, Applebee's, Florida

Dennis Perry
"I have been working for Doherty for 4 ½ years and with Applebee’s for a total of 10 years. I have been very fortunate to work for this great company. Doherty has treated me great and I could not be happier!"


Jessica Romee, Applebee's, Florida


"I have been working at Doherty Applebee’s for two years. I like the stability and option to grow within the company."

Jimmy Golladay, Applebee's, Florida

Jimmy Golladay

"In the last four years with Doherty I am continually blown away at everyone’s commitment to “WOW”. The vision that has been established is shown not just in words but also in actions."


James Ammarita, Panera Bread, Long Island NY

James Ammarita 002

"I started working with Doherty/Panera Bread in 2016 as a bake, I moved up to a Supervisor and today I am a Manager! I love the family environment and hospitality of the company."

Millie Herrera, Panera Bread, Long Island NY


I started working for Panera October 2, 2013. I first started as a line opener in a brand new store. I loved learning all the different positions Panera offered. I just love learning the whys behind everything. Since starting, I have worked to become a manager and hope to be a GM in the next couple of years. One thing I love about Panera is the atmosphere, how every store is so welcoming.

Vee Ratliff, Applebees, Kingsland Georgia


I just started working at Applebee's Kingsland three weeks ago and l love the energy of being in the restaurant.  I am the Hostess with the Mostess!  At our restaurant and love being the first person to greet our guests walking through the door!  My Co-workers are great and welcomed me to the team.    


Stephanie Foley, Panera Bread, Long Island, NY


“I enjoy working for Panera Bread because I have the opportunity to constantly meet new people. I get to connect & engage with them and make a positive impact on their day.”


Steven Sheppard, Applebee’s, Long Island NY

 Steven 003

“I really enjoy making the guests smile and making their day."

Leandry Vasquez, Applebee’s, Long Island NY


“I like working at Applebee’s because you make bonds and friendships with the employees."

Danielle Rivera, Spuntino Wine Bar, Long Island NY

 Danielle Spuntino

“I love working at Spuntino. Everyone at Spuntino makes me feel welcome. It’s a great environment to work”


Nicholas Calabro, Spuntino Wine Bar, Long Island NY


One of the biggest reasons I enjoy working at Spuntino is being able to have the opportunity to work with a talented, inspiring, and friendly team. Everyone gives his or her 100% when they are working and we all support one another no matter how busy and intense a shift gets. I feel confident that no matter what happens, I can rely on my co-workers to have my back, day in and day out.

Ryan Singh, Applebee's, Florida


"I love working at Applebee’s because the staff and management are amazing. We are like a family which is a work experience I have never had before."


Mike Lordi, Applebee’s, New Jersey


"I have been with Applebee’s for 17 years. It is a company that promotes from within and gives all their people the opportunity to grow their careers. The company is flexible with College Students and their availability. Overall, a positive work environment that cares about their people."

Rafael Rivera, Applebee’s, New Jersey


"I have been working with Applebee's for over 17 years, I love the people!"

Eddie Pureco, Applebee’s, New Jersey


"I have been with the company 20 years. What I like about working here is the many people you meet. I have made quite a few friends."

Francisco Albarran, Applebee's, New Jersey


I love the people I work with! It is a great work environment. I have been with Doherty for 8 years.

Kay – Jay Njoku, Applebee’s, New Jersey

 kAY jAY

"Applebee's is a great place to make friends and a fun working experience. There are also great opportunities to learn about the service industry."

Dominique Graham, Applebee's, Florida


"After coming to Doherty Applebee’s from another company I was amazed at the family I had joined. Attitudes are positive and everyone works together as a solid team. Our Management Team is wonderful and I am very happy to be part of this Doherty Applebee’s Team."


Jamaine Hampton, Applebee's, Long Island NY

jamaine 2 002

"I just started working at Doherty and so far I have seen a keen organizational structure, a great support system with the training and development program, and they are a company that really cares about their employees."


Travis Green, Applebee's, Long Island NY

Travis Green

“Doherty gives you the best opportunity for growth. This is my first job and now I am the Kitchen Manager in charge of a successful restaurant!”


Grace Tomasini, Panera Bread, Long Island NY

 Grace photo

“Working at Panera for 2 years has been some of the happiest years I’ve had. The people I’ve met and the fun I’ve had is such a treasure.”


Tyler Simon, Applebee's, Long Island NY

 Tyler 1

“Applebee’s is a great work experience. They are always willing to teach and help and grow and develop. There is always room to grow and they allow you the opportunity to rise through the ranks. It is a nice feeling to know I have the opportunities to go higher. And it’s reassuring to know they want to see me grow and succeed, and that they will help to do so however they can.”


Laura Giannakopolous, Applebee’s, Long Island NY

 laura g 2

“Applebee’s is a great place to everyone who is within the company and great to everyone coming in from the outside. They are great with training and giving you the best opportunity to learn and grow to become even better! I’m very excited that I have the opportunity to be here and learn the Applebee’s way!”


Dan Regan, Applebee's, Florida

 Dan Regan Testa

"I have worked for Applebee’s for over 20 years. I started as an hourly employee and came up through the system to Manager. During my time with Doherty I have been given the opportunity to grow successfully within the company. I admire Doherty for that as the company has set the highest standards of food quality and guest service I have seen during my time with Applebee’s."


Rukaya Hamadama – Shift Supervisor, Panera Bread, Queens NY


“I love the friendly atmosphere. How everyone becomes close friends and the people in the store end up like family.”

Kristen Bragman -Manager,Panera Bread, Queens NY


“The best part of working for Panera is the people. We are not only a team, we are an extended family.”


Lauren Neuwirth-Trainer, Panera Bread, Long Island NY


“I enjoy working at Panera Bread because it is a great work environment with great people!”

Jason Sicignano, Applebee’s, Long Island NY

 Jason S

“Doherty has given me the best 11 years of my professional life. After all this time, I can honestly say I enjoy my career here and think of it as my second home and family.”


Jillian Morofsky , Applebee’s, Long Island NY

 Jillian P

“WOW every guest, every time” is something I can say I truly live by. Working for Doherty has been an absolute amazing experience for almost 2 years now and I enjoy every minute of it. Being involved with the community here in Patchogue is the best part of my job. Not only is it rewarding by it is forever memorable. Thank you Doherty for making me the best manager I can be."

Nathan Hartman, Quaker Steak & Lube, New Jersey

Nathan Hartman

Fun environment, Great people!

Victoria Hoag, Quaker Steak & Lube, New Jersey

Victoria Hoag QSL 2017 04 27 14.24.28

"I like working here because everyone is so friendly! The restaurant is unique and there is nothing around here like it. Out of all the restaurants I have worked, this has the kindest Management and they are very understanding."

Sophy Justiniano, Applebee's, Florida


"I love working at Applebee’s because everyone works together and it is a very welcoming environment."

David Lorenzo Gonzalez, Applebee's, Florida

David Lorenzo Testamonial

"Doherty has been a very good company to work for, Working at Applebee’s and growing into management is the best thing that happened in my career."

Crystal Shifflett, Applebee's, Florida

Testamonial Crystal Shifflet

"I love my Applebee’s Family! We work hard together to make work a place you want to come to! We are here for each other and always have fun."

Tom Kramer, Quaker Steak and Lube, New Jersey

Tom Kramer

"Quaker Steak and Lube offers a fun and unique atmosphere for its Guests and Team Members."

Adrian Ramirez , Applebee’s, New Jersey

Adrian Ramirez 1

" I joined Applebee’s because it is one of the biggest companies in the Food Industry. Great Benefits, Great people to work with and there is always room to grow."

Dragan Trecakov, Applebees, New Jersey

Dragan Trecakov 2

"I've been with the company for 17 years! Great company, with lots of opportunity to grow. Great people to work with."

Nicholas Graf, Quaker Steak and Lube, New Jersey

Nicholas Graf

Doherty Enterprises has allowed me a variety of opportunities in my career. I started with the company 7 years ago . I have been able to further my career. They take the time to learn about you and help you create a path for success. I love working for this company and have made some great connections with all levels of leadership. You do not get that personal touch with many companies this size.

Nicole Astalos, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, New Jersey

Nicole A Shannon Rose

"Working at Doherty has been a great experience, the people and the work environment are why is it great to work at the Shannon Rose!"

Jennifer Biancaniello, Noodles & Company, Long Island NY

jennifer Nood

“Working at Noodles and Company is like working with your family. It's a fast paced environment, but at the end of the day, you work well together and have fun while doing it. The best part is that your Noodles family is always there for you.”

Joshua Colon, Noodles & Company, Long Island NY

josh 2

“Working for Doherty is working somewhere where you feel they care for your development and life.”

Robert DeMello, Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant, New Jersey

Rob De Mello

"If you have a passion for food, good drinks and a great work environment, Chevy’s is the place for you!"

Brian McAllister, Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas, New Jersey

Brian McA Spuntino

"Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas is a wonderful place to work, the environment is fast paced and exciting. We are constantly involved in new projects every week,it is a wonderful combination of having the structure of a large company and the feel of a family run business."

Sam Tecchio, Quaker Steak and Lube, New Jersey

Sam Tecchio GM QSL Brick

"I have worked for Doherty Enterprises since 2000 and wouldn’t change a year. If you are looking for a company that treats their people like have found it.
Great Leadership with tons of opportunities."

Kevin Micsion, Shannon Rose Irish Pub, New Jersey

Kevin M. SR

"The Shannon Rose is a high energy Irish Pub and the best of its kind. It is a great place to meet new friends ad network with people. It is a great place to work, great food and a wonderful atmosphere straight from Ireland."

James Barrett, Panera Bread, Long Island NY

James Barrett

"I really enjoy working at Panera Bread. It is a wonderful company to work for. My only regret is that I wish I started 5 years earlier when my friend told me about the opportunity and I didn’t wait."

Lauren Brown, Panera Bread, Long Island NY

lauren brown

"There is no other company more prominent than Doherty Enterprises. This company aids in surpassing achievements and career advancement. Panera Bread represents a vision and provides opportunities to promote individual success, which is essential to our being."