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James joined Doherty Enterprises in 2001 as a Host at Applebee’s Brick and a Server, Bartender, Trainer and Supervisor at Applebee’s Wall. He began MIT in 2010 and upon graduation, he re-joined the Applebee’s Brick team. James was promoted to Kitchen Manager and worked in both Applebee’s Brick and Applebee’s Lacey. He also worked in Applebee’s Woodbridge and was able to positively impact operations there.

In 2014, James was promoted to General Manager of Applebee’s Manalapan. He quickly transformed the restaurant and began to impact results across a variety of metrics. James has created a strategic and measured approach to costs, operations, sales building, and profitability. James and his management style have helped him to earn the respect of his team and guests’ loyalty.

James is dedicated to solving problems and producing immediate results when dealing with issue. He achieved back-to-back SPA Champion status as well as the highest operational score in franchise history.

Please join us in congratulating James on his promotion to Executive General Manager! We wish him continued success!