Ed Doherty
Ed Doherty

Having Words With: Ed Doherty, Doherty Enterprises

The founder and chief executive of Doherty Enterprises Inc. talks future plans

On July 31, Allendale, N.J.-based Doherty Enterprises Inc. acquired 38 Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar outlets in Florida and Georgia from Duluth, Ga.-based Gator Apple LLC. The purchase brought the number of Doherty Enterprise’s Applebee’s outlets to an even 100 and substantially bolstered the company’s portfolio, which also includes 32 Panera Bread branches, two Chevys Fresh Mex restaurants, one Noodles & Company, three The Shannon Rose Irish Pubs and

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