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Tim Doherty promoted to president and COO of Doherty Enterprises

CEO’s son to oversee operations of multi-concept restaurant operator

Tim Doherty has been promoted to president and chief operating officer of his family’s business, Doherty Enterprises Inc.

Tim Doherty
Photo: Doherty Enterprises Inc.

The company, based in Allendale, N.J., operates more than 150 restaurants in New Jersey, New York, Florida and Georgia, including Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevy’s Fresh Mex, Quaker Steak & Lube and Noodles & Company, as well as its own casual-dining concepts The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas.  

Doherty Enterprises is the 68th largest restaurant company in the United States, according to Nation’s Restaurant News data, with revenue of $469.9 million.

Tim Doherty, the son of CEO Ed Doherty, is now in charge of strategic plans and operations for the company and will work with chief financial officer Jerry Marcopoulos to grow the business, the company said in a press release.

The new COO joined Doherty Enterprises in 2003 as real estate manager and has climbed through the ranks to director of real estate, vice president of real estate and construction and, in 2010, vice president of development. 

He has a bachelor of science degree in finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. 

“We are pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Doherty to president and chief operating officer at Doherty Enterprises,” Ed Doherty said in the press release. “Tim has been a valued member of our team for a number of years and has played an important role that has been vital in our development and success. We look forward to Tim’s continued contribution and overall leadership to grow the Doherty Enterprises brand.”

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