Allendale-based Doherty Enterprises Inc. on Wednesday promoted Tim Doherty to president and chief operating officer. He had been vice president of development at the food service company since 2010.
According to Nation’s Restaurant News, Doherty Enterprises is the 78th-largest food-service revenue company in country. The company operates over 150 restaurants throughout New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Georgia. Restaurant Finance Monitor ranks it as the 11th-largest franchisee in the U.S.
Brands under the Doherty Enterprises umbrella include Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, Quaker Steak & Lube, Noodles & Company, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas.
Doherty joined the company in 2003 as real estate manager. Since then, he has had a hand in site selection, lease negotiations, acquisitions and procurement of construction approvals and permits while overseeing construction.