Mr. DiBartolo is the Vice President of Casual Dining, South. David DiBartolo was the first executive hired by Doherty Enterprises for the Applebee's Division. He graduated from Farleigh Dickinson University with a B.S. in Hotel and Restaurant Management. David is a member of the Operations Council for A.S.I and has more than 44 years of successful and progressive experience in the restaurant industry.
David joined Doherty in 1993 after having a very successful career at Charlie Brown's Restaurants. He held several positions with them including District Manager and Regional Manager.
David oversees the operations of our Applebee's franchise. He has overseen the successful and profitable opening of all of Doherty Enterprises' Applebee's and Chevys restaurants as well as The Shannon Rose Irish Pubs. He and his team have contributed consistently to increased sales and profits each year. David and his team has successfully executed a forward-thinking and achievable growth plan for the Applebee's franchise in New Jersey, Long Island, New York, Georgia and Florida.
In 2006, David assumed the additional responsibility of overseeing our Maintenance Department for our New Jersey locations.
In 2014 David was awarded the distinct honor of receiving the Operator of The Year award for the Applebee’s system.