Naik Consulting Group has hired John Tan as vice president/director of structural design services in the Edison office. Tan brings more than 25 years of experience to the firm. His primary responsibilities include leading the firm’s structures group, supporting the overall growth opportunities through strategic planning, supervision, QA/QC and client liaison activities.

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar restaurants across New Jersey have joined the fight against childhood cancer by partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

During July, Applebee’s is selling paper lemons to guests for a $1 requested donation and donating 100 percent of proceeds to benefit the cause.

Additionally, Applebee’s will donate 25 cents back to Alex’s Lemonade Stand for each lemonade product sale, including Bacardi Summer Squeeze, Strawberry Quencher, flavored lemonades and frozen lemonades.

In New Jersey, Applebee’s has locations in Brick, Bridgewater, Butler, Clifton, East Hanover, Edison, Flemington, Garfield, Hackensack, Hackettstown, Hillsborough, Howell, Jersey City, Jersey Gardens, Kearny, Lacey, 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.

This is the 10th year that Applebee’s franchisees have supported Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, with more than $4 million raised to benefit the organization since 2005.