Apple-Metro, Inc.

About Apple-Metro, Inc.

Apple-Metro, Inc. is the exclusive New York Metropolitan Area franchisee for Applebee’s Grill & Bar®. Our portfolio currently includes 33 Applebee’s® in the five boroughs, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

The mission of Apple-Metro is to guarantee each and every guest the ultimate in casual dining experience by providing extraordinary service, delicious food and drink in a fun-filled and friendly atmosphere.

Seeing the dynamic opportunity and unfulfilled marketplace needs in the New York Metro area, Franchise Principals Zane Tankel and Roy Raeburn seized the opportunity to control franchise rights for Casual Dining segment front runner Applebee’s Grill & Bar®.

Now in our 25th year of operation Apple-Metro, Inc. continues to exceed sales expectations in an uncertain and sometimes difficult marketplace. We currently operate restaurants that include the three largest Applebee’s® in the entire world which are located at 50th Street (NYC), 42nd Street (NYC) and Rego Park (Queens).

We have also opened 2 brand new fast casual restaurants called Pizza Studio, 1 in Fordham and the other at the Gateway Center Mall in Brooklyn. Apple-Metro, Inc. has gained access to the franchise rights for the 5 boroughs!

Pizza Studio is a Los Angeles-based pizza franchise founded in 2013. The fast-casual concept allows diners to create their own pizzas using four types of dough and a number of vegetables, meats, and cheeses that employees help put together in front of the customer. The pizzas are cooked in about 2 minutes in a self-ventilating conveyor oven.

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Casual Dining Restaurants, Extraordinary Service, Delicious Food and Drink, in a Fun-Filled and Friendly Atmosphere, Career Opportunity and Growth, Large parties and groups for any special occasion



June 2022 - August 2022 New York City, NY
“I liked the experience of being able to effectively communicate with customers. I also enjoyed the smiles of the staff and welcoming energy they had to me. ”


May 2018 - September 2018 New York City, NY
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