Mr. Doherty is the Chief Operating Officer of Doherty Enterprises. Tim Doherty first joined Doherty Enterprises as a Server's Assistant and Host in 1994 with the opening of Doherty's third Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, located in Paramus, New Jersey. He remained with the company on a part-time basis while attending Lehigh University, where he earned a Bachelor's of Science degree in Finance. During that time, Tim became a certified Applebee's Trainer as a Server, Host and Server's Assistant.
Upon graduating from Lehigh in 1999, Tim moved to Dublin, Ireland where he worked in the International Corporate Lending department of Allied Irish Bank, the largest bank in Ireland. Tim remained in Ireland through 2000 and then transferred to the bank's American headquarters in New York City. While there he was promoted to be an Officer of the Bank and approved corporate lending in the Southeast United States and investments in real estate and banking derivatives.
Tim left Allied Irish Bank in 2003 to return to Doherty Enterprises.
After completing the Manager-In-Training program at the Applebee's in Clifton, New Jersey, he accepted his permanent position as Real Estate Manager for Doherty Enterprises. Subsequently he was promoted to Director of Real Estate and then Vice President of Development, where he is in charge of the development of all new restaurants across all brands. His varied duties include site selection, negotiating leases, procuring all approvals and permits for the construction of the restaurant and overseeing construction. In addition to new development, Tim is also in charge of remodels through all brands.In 2017, Tim was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.