Esposito is the President of D. D. Joey Corp., which is the
corporate name of Espositos Maplewood III
Over the years Howard has been the driving force of Maplewood
III. At one point Howard was a part owner of the original
Maplewood in Hammonton as well as a part owner of Maplewood
II in Mays Landing which he personally opened in 1980.
dedication to quality and service quickly got him great
reviews from customers as wells as food critics. Within
the first year of opening Maplewood II was chosen as one
of South Jerseys top 10 restaurants by the Atlantic City
Press. This helped to build a very busy restaurant trade
at both locations.
1983 Howard opened Maplewood III in Vineland. The Vineland
restaurant was an instant success and is the largest of the
Maplewood's seating as many as 175. In 1986 Howard sold
all ownership of Maplewood's other than Vineland. From 1986
to date he has dedicated himself to this restaurant and
refined every aspect of the business. Howard, who until just
the last few years cooked on a regular bases. Howard is still
involved in creating new specials, refining and updating
existing menu items. The business in Vineland requires a
varied menu with many specials. Maplewood III is in a community
not a resort; our customers dine with us as often as 2 or
3 times a week. We must provide new and exciting dishes
at moderate prices, this is our challenge.
tastes and plenty of competition have kept Maplewood III
busy evolving over the years. Howard has always said the
restaurant business is 1000 little things that must be done
perfectly for a restaurant to be a success. Be proud of
where you work and what you do, and you to will be a success.
As a restaurant we are part of an industry called the hospitality
industry. Everything we do centers around hospitality.
We consider our customers to be our guests. Every person
who enters the restaurant is treated as if they were a guest
in our home.
employees make this philosophy possible. After all they
are the Maplewood. We work together to do everything we
can to insure that our guests have a great dining experience
and continue to enjoy our restaurant.
If we show genuine friendliness and concern, we know the
rest will all fall into place. We are part of the hospitality
trade and we will do everything we can to show our guests
outstanding hospitality and service.
everyone with the respect that they deserve.
Treat everyone as if they were guests in your home.