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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. (


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Press Releases

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton, NJ and Westbury, NY Each Honored with a Wine Spectator 2-Glass Best of Award of Excellence

More Released on July 21, 2022

The Shannon Rose Irish Pubs in Clifton and Ramsey, NJ Celebrate Pride Month with a Specialty Cocktail

More Released on June 10, 2022

Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas in Clifton N.J. and Westbury N.Y. Launch New Lunch Menus on June 8th, 2022

More Released on June 8, 2022

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas Introduces WineKeeper® Dispenser Service Featuring 90+ Rated Wines and a Themed Wine Flights Program Starting June 8th

More Released on June 8, 2022

Doherty-owned Applebee’s® to Celebrate National Debut of Top Gun: Maverick with Opening Night Appetizer Deal on May 27, 2022

More Released on May 26, 2022

Panera Breads’ 78k Donation to Island Harvest Will Help Fight Food Insecurity and Food Waste on Long Island

More Released on April 28, 2022

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas of Westbury to Host Elegant 5-Course Wine Dinner on April 28, 2022

More Released on April 25, 2022

East Islip Long Island Applebee’s Deploys New Pickup Lockers To Facilitate Speedy, Contactless Food Order Handoffs

More Released on April 25, 2022

The Shannon Rose Irish Pubs in Clifton and Ramsey, NJ Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022 with a Month of Special Events and Irish Fare Menu

More Released on March 8, 2022

Doherty Enterprises’ Applebee’s Locations Raise $98,719.01 for Toys for Tots Campaign

More Released on January 24, 2022