Doherty Enterprises, Inc., one of the largest casual dining restaurant franchisees in the United States, has revealed a new outdoor patio at its Clark Road Applebee’s, located at 5490 Clark Road in Sarasota. The newly added patio was completed during and outside of business hours to seamlessly unveil the new space, without inconveniencing guests, on Friday, September 2.
The perfect spot for al fresco dining, happy hours and even private parties, the Clark Rd. Applebee’s features a 924 square-foot patio, an outdoor bar and 40 seats for guests. Additionally, the patio features five flat panel TV screens for guests to cheer on their favorite sports teams and is equipped with heaters and ceiling fans for year-round enjoyment. Those interested in booking private parties can ask to speak to a manager for more details.
“We are excited to unveil the new patio at our Clark Road Applebee’s restaurant,” said Marc Prince, director of operations, Applebee’s in Florida and Georgia. “Outdoor dining is a big draw for our guests, and we are happy that we can now offer a beautiful space for meals and happy hour gatherings.”
To keep the party going, the restaurant will offer entertainment throughout the week on its patio, including two-for-one drink specials all day every day and half-priced appetizers from 10pm – close.
Doherty Enterprises, the Applebee’s franchisee, is committed to being involved in the communities it serves by giving back to local causes and supporting education. Each Doherty Enterprises restaurant stays engaged in its neighborhood and, through donations, fundraisers, sponsorships and participation in community events, helps local organizations grow and flourish.
Doherty Enterprises supports education in the community through its “A is for Applebee’s” program, which was created for teachers, libraries and scout leaders to use as an incentive for children to succeed and be rewarded. The program gives children an incentive to go the extra mile to help other students, read more books and make the Honor Roll. By obtaining the certificate from Applebee’s, children gain a sense of accomplishment.