The Shannon Rose to Host 9th Annual “Punkin Chunkin” Competition on Saturday, October 29th

Industry: Restaurant/Hospitality

Test Your Strength by Throwing Pumpkins into the “Punkin Patch” to Raise Funds for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Allendale, NJ (PRUnderground) October 26th, 2022

Doherty Enterprises, Inc. announced today that its popular Shannon Rose Irish Pubs in Clifton and Ramsey, NJ will be hosting their 9th Annual Punkin Chunkin pumpkin tossing competitions this Saturday, October 29th at 6 pm. Pumpkins are $10 each – with proceeds going to benefit St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, the world renowned pediatric treatment and research facility.

No slings or contraptions necessary for this chucking competition, just bring your best throwing arm. Small pumpkins will be hurled over a roped-off area of the parking lot as pub guests compete to toss a pumpkin of their choice into the designated Chunkin Patch.  Most accurate throws are eligible to win great prizes – and there will be men’s, women’s, and children’s categories.  For those a little less accurate, there will be pumpkin smashes galore for everyone to enjoy!

“Our Punkin Chunkin event is a fun-filled and safe way for entire families to celebrate Halloween,” said Tim Doherty, President and Chief Operating Officer of Doherty Enterprises. “Many of our favorite Halloween traditions stem from the Celtic festival of Samhain so this event aligns perfectly with the Shannon Rose mission to always wow our guests with an authentic Irish-pub experience.”

After the Chunkin competition, and starting at 9 pm, both Shannon Rose locations will host a Halloween Costume Contest where guests who dress-up can compete for exciting prizes while enjoying live music (at 10pm) and $5 Bud Lights and Blue Moons.

Both locations are also offering a special Shannon Rose Pumpkin Menu with selections such as Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin & Mascarpone Ravioli, and Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake. $1 from each Pumpkin Menu item purchase will go to support the work of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

“Fall is a great time to come visit your local Shannon Rose,” said Ed Doherty Chairman, and CEO of Doherty Enterprises who own The Shannon Rose. “Each October for 15 years we’ve been hosting great Halloween and football-related events featuring special menu items and autumnal drink specials. And for those in Clifton, it’s a great time to come see our newly remodeled restaurant. There’s always plenty to do and see!”

For more information on The Shannon Rose Irish Pub, its menu, and ongoing events and promotions, visit:

About The Shannon Rose Irish Pub:

Since 2007, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub has provided its guests with the most authentic Irish experience this side of the Atlantic. With locations in Clifton and Ramsey, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub transports its guests to the Emerald Isle through its scratch-made food, Dublin-like atmosphere, and the hospitality that the Irish are famous for. Featuring more than 30 beers on tap – including Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick’s – a wide selection of premium scotch malts and Irish whiskeys.

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 11
locations in Staten Island and New Jersey. Doherty Enterprises is ranked 23rd in Top 200 Franchisees in
the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor and is recognized as the 80th 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 24th 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 3,900 people and donated over $5.1 million directly back to those in
need. (

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