Doherty Enterprises’ Applebee’s Locations to Raise Funds for Toys for Tots this Holiday Season

Guests can help bring joy to children this holiday by donating or purchasing select items
ALLENDALE, NJ (November 17,2021) – It’s officially the season of giving! Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises Inc. are raising funds in support of the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, which distributes new toys to as many underprivileged children as possible to provide a tangible sign of hope during this holiday season.

This year, Applebee’s is providing guests with multiple ways to make a child’s holiday wish come true! For a limited time only, patrons can buy Tots for Tots by adding tater tots to any order for just a $3 donation.  Guests can also round up their checks or donate a dollar amount to show their support. In addition, customers can purchase a gift pack for $1, $5 or more. One hundred percent of the contributions collected will be donated directly to the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program to be distributed to local families.

In the spirit of holiday giving, Applebee’s also wants to thank its loyal patrons.  Guests who purchase $50 in Applebee’s gift cards will also receive a $10 bonus gift card*, which can be used through January 31, 2022. From November 26- November 29, guests who purchase $50 in gift cards will receive two $10 bonus gift cards*.

Participating Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey include: Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clark, Clifton, Edison, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, Linden, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manchester, Middletown, Milltown, Mt. Olive, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Ocean, Paramus, Parsippany, Phillipsburg, Piscataway, Rockaway, Tinton Falls, Totowa and Union.

Since its inception, Applebee’s has generated over $4 million through its Toys for Tots fundraising campaign to benefit local communities. This year, Doherty is raising the stakes to amass more than $5 million by Christmas.

*Offer valid only at Doherty Enterprises owned and operated Applebee's? locations in NJ, NY, FL and GA. With in-restaurant purchase only. May not be redeemed on day of purchase. Not valid on alcohol or gift card purchases. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Dine-in only. While supplies last.

About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.   
Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates more than 130 restaurants in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Georgia, including five restaurant concepts: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex and its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas. In addition, Doherty Enterprises is also a franchisee of Sola Salon Studios with 8 locations in Staten Island and New Jersey. Doherty Enterprises is ranked 11th in Top 200 Franchisees in the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor, is recognized as the 77th largest Foodservice revenue company in the United States by Nation’s Restaurant News, the 73rd largest privately held business in the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business, and 34th largest privately held company in New Jersey by NJBIZ. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” Doherty Enterprises has also been lending a helping hand to team members and their immediate families when financially burdened through the WOW a Friend Foundation. To date, the foundation has assisted more than 3,100 people and donated over $4.1 million directly back to those in need. (

About Applebee's?

As one of the world’s largest casual dining brands, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill + Bar serves as America’s kitchen table, offering guests a lively dining experience that combines simple, craveable American fare with classic drinks and local drafts. Applebee's restaurants are owned and operated by entrepreneurs dedicated to more than serving great food, but also building up the communities that we call home. From raising money for local charities to hosting community fundraisers, Applebee’s is always Doin’ Good in the Neighborhood?. Applebee’s has 1,749 franchise and company-operated restaurants in the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam and 11 other countries as of June 30, 2020. Applebee's is franchised by subsidiaries of Dine Brands Global Inc. [NYSE: DIN], which is one of the world's largest full-service restaurant companies.

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