NEW JERSEY APPLEBEE’S HOST ANNUAL BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER ON DECEMBER 8
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar® locations in New Jersey today announced its 20th annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser will take place on Saturday, December 8 from 8:30 – 10:30AM. The fundraiser will support the efforts of the U.S. Marines Corps Toys for Tots program, which distributes new toys to underprivileged children to provide a tangible sign of hope to as many economically disadvantaged children as possible at Christmas. Guests can enjoy breakfast compliments of Applebee’s along with goodies, raffle tickets for door prizes and the opportunity to take a photo with Santa Claus. Tickets to Breakfast with Santa can be purchased for $10 each by calling or visiting a local Applebee’s. Advanced reservations are required as seating is limited. Children under the age of 2 are admitted free of charge. Starting October 15, Applebee’s will raise additional funds by selling paper “gift tags” for $1 or $5 each, which will be displayed in the restaurants. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Breakfast with Santa events and “gift tag” purchases will be donated directly to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program to be distributed to local families. “It’s an honor to host our 20th annual Breakfast with Santa fundraiser in partnership with Toys for Tots,” said Tim Doherty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Doherty Enterprises. “We are thrilled to be able to support this amazing organization and all they do for the development of area children and our local communities, especially when we can make the holidays a little brighter. We look forward to spending the day with our employees and guests to celebrate the holidays and the season of giving.” Heading into its 20th year, Applebee’s locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, which owns more than 100 Applebee’s restaurants across New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia, have raised over $4.3 million for the Toys for Tots initiative to date, helping to spread holiday cheer to over 230,000 deserving children. We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Doherty – Applebee’s, a national corporate sponsor of the 2018 Marine Toys for Tots Campaign, said Lieutenant General Pete Osman, USMC (Ret), President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Their community service goals certainly align with those the Marine Corps has promoted for over 70 years through our Toys for Tots Program. Osman concluded, With their generous support we will be able to fulfill the Christmas holiday dreams of thousands of less fortunate children who otherwise might be forgotten. In addition to Toys for Tots, Doherty-owned Applebee’s restaurants provide support for charitable causes in the communities they serve year-round under the leadership of Presidents and Chief Executive Officer Doherty. In 2017, Applebee’s raised and donated over $4.4 million for local charities through over 12,900 events and sponsorships. Just in time for the holidays, for every $50 gift card purchase, guests will receive a free bonus card valued at $10. Offer valid October 29 through January 6. Bonus cards valid from next visit through March 3, 2019. Applebee’s Breakfast with Santa events will be offered at locations owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises in New Jersey, Long Island, Florida and Georgia. In New Jersey, Applebee’s is located in Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clark, Clifton, East Hanover, Edison, Flemington, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, Linden, Manahawkin, Manalapan, Manchester, Middletown, Milltown, Mt. Olive, Newark, Newton, North Bergen, Northvale, Ocean, Paramus, Parsippany, Phillipsburg, Piscataway, Rockaway, Tinton Falls, Toms River, Totowa, Union, Wall and Woodbridge.