Francisco joined our Doherty team in 2008 after more than ten years with Bennigan’s. He began working there while attending college, learning all aspects of the restaurant business and becoming a General Manager.
Francisco established himself in our Hackensack Applebee’s. He proved to be an asset to our company and continue to work in many of our other locations. After Hackensack, he went to Totowa, Rockaway & Parsippany. His persistence paid off and got his shot as a General Manager in April 2012 in Garfield. Francisco and the Garfield team were promoted to a training location back in July 2017 and has most recently been responsible for training 6 employees to SIT and 10 employees to MIT.
Francisco has proven to be an outstanding General Manager focusing on his ability to connect with his staff and build great solid relationships with not only his team but with many restaurant managers in the region. Francisco has been involved in many tests from ASI as well as anything Doherty has put in front of him and has always been successful with them. What sets him apart from others is his ability to remain positive. Francisco has a great attitude on and off the field. His team is motivated as they look up to him and want to give their all every day. Francisco has always taken a little more than his share of the blame when things go wrong and a little less than his share of the credit when it goes well. His managers and team look up to him because of his confidence in being an effective leader
We congratulate Francisco on his promotion to Executive General Manager and wish him great success.