Our Company

Company Overview

Awards

Executives:

Harry T. Rose
Chairman

P. Jeffrey Warden
President and
Chief Executive Officer


Christopher Tobia
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer


Bonnie Lippincott
Vice President and
Chief Operating Officer


Paul Rockelmann
Vice President,
Human Resources


Jason Rose
Vice President of Real Estate

Catherine Chuck
Vice President,
Marketing and Public Relations


Harry T. Rose
Chairman

Mr. Rose is a 1965 graduate of The University of Scranton with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He began his career in the restaurant and hospitality industry with the Marriott Corporation. During a twenty-year association with Marriott, he progressed from a trainee position to that of senior executive. His career with Marriott included the position of Vice President of Finance for the Roy Roger’s Division and Vice President and General Manager for over 250 company-and franchise-owned Roy Roger’s restaurants in the Mid-Atlantic and New York markets.  In 1985, Mr. Rose purchased five Roy Roger’s restaurants from Marriott and founded H. T. Rose Enterprises, Inc.

Mr. Rose is Chairman of The Rose Group, a restaurant management company established in 1985 under which he has affiliated all of his active restaurant concepts over the course of his franchising career including Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Boston Market, Corner Bakery Cafe, The Shannon Rose, Einstein Bros Bagels, Johnny Carino’s Country Italian, and Roy Roger’s. Mr. Rose has expanded the Company by building or acquiring and operating fifty six Applebee’s units in four states and becoming the first in the country to franchise Corner Bakery CafĂ©. Over the years, Mr. Rose has received numerous significant awards throughout his affiliation with Applebee’s Services, Inc. including “Franchisee of the Year” in 1997, 2004, and 2015 as well as served as Chairman for multiple Councils of the Applebee’s Services, Inc. The Rose Group also won numerous awards with Corner Bakery Cafe including “Franchisee of the Year” for 2015.

In addition to his contributions through Applebee’s Services, Inc. and the other concepts he’s franchised, Mr. Rose has been recognized and awarded for his personal and civic commitments to serving the local community, various businesses, social, and philanthropic organizations. Over the years, he has been a member of multiple Board of Directors and Board of Trustee’s, including New Jersey Manufacturer’s Bank, Pennsylvania Restaurant Association, St. Mary Medical Center, The University of Scranton as well as the New Jersey Business and industry association.  He held the chairmanship of the Mercer County Chamber of Commerce from 1995 to 1997 and remained active with the organization as a member of the Board of Directors until 2004.

Mr. Rose and his wife, Carol, reside in New Hope, Pennsylvania and have two sons, Jason and Stephen.


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