Gottheimer Serves Lunch at Applebee’s in Paramus

Oct 22, 2018

Latest Stop on “Josh on the Job” Tour Has Gottheimer Giving Applebee’s a Boost for the Lunch Rush

Above: Gottheimer serves lunch and talks with customers at Applebee’s in Paramus as part of his “Josh on the Job” series

As part of his “Josh on the Job” tour, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined the staff at Applebee’s in Paramus to wait and bus tables for lunch on Friday.

“There is nothing small about the impact of small businesses on the North Jersey economy. They’re where the jobs are. They’re the key to strong economic growth,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “Applebee’s in Paramus has great food and a welcoming staff, making it perfect for a night out with family and friends. They also provide a great opportunity for franchising, which is how so many in this country get their first job or their start in small business. In Congress, I will continue to fight to lower taxes, cut red tape, and invest in New Jersey infrastructure so that small businesses like Applebee’s can come, stay, and thrive here.”

“Since 1994, the Applebee’s here in Paramus has been prividing a quality, affordable neighborhood dining experience to our North Jersey families. This is the community I grew up in and I’m proud to now be able to serve them,” said Tim Doherty, President of Doherty Enterprises that owns the franchise. “I appreciate Congressman Gottheimer coming to help us out this afternoon.”

The Applebee’s on East Ridgewood in Paramus employs more than 50 people. Since opening their first restaurant in 1980, Applebee’s has opened over 2,000 locations across the world and remains very active in the communities they serve. Every Veterans Day, Applebee’s welcomes veterans and active duty service men and women into restaurants for a free meal. Applebee’s was one of the first and largest casual dining brands to provide America’s heroes with a free meal, and since 2008, our franchisees have served 8.3 million free meals on Veterans Day.

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