Company Overview

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 Apple-Metro, Inc. is the New York Metropolitan Area franchisee for Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar®. Our portfolio currently includes 37 Applebee’s® in the five boroughs, Westchester and Rockland Counties.

In our 22 years of operation, Apple-Metro’s focus continues to be creating the ultimate casual dining experience through extraordinary service, exceptional food and drink in a fun filled friendly atmosphere.

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 Neighborhood Grill & Bar® started approximately nineteen years ago by principals Zane Tankel and Roy Raeburn on very simple principles – a desire to create the ultimate casual dining experience through extraordinary service, exceptional food and drink in a fun filled friendly atmosphere.

Apple-Metro, Inc. continues to exceed sales expectations in an uncertain and sometimes difficult marketplace.

Apple-Metro, Inc. was formed in 1993 when owners Zane Tankel and Roy Raeburn joined forces.

Our first Applebee’s® opened in Staten Island in October of 1994. Since then, the portfolio has grown to (36) Applebee’s® including the two largest Applebee’s® in the world which are located at 50th Street (NYC) and 42nd Street (NYC) and, further demonstrating our dedication to our communities, we built two LEED Gold Certified Green Restaurant Buildings, at 117th St. in East Harlem and Gateway Shopping Center in Brooklyn. 

Apple-Metro has exclusive franchise rights to Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island as well as all of Westchester and Rockland Counties.

Our milestone 25th Applebee's location and fourth on Staten Island opened in May of 2006 in the Bricktown Centre at Outerbridge Crossing. In 2010 We opened the 2,000th Applebee's in the world at the corner of 125th St. and Fifth Avenue in Harlem.

Our newest locations include: Metro Center Atrium in Bronx, NY, Gateway Shopping Center North in Brooklyn, NY and Throggs Neck in Bronx, NY.


Apple-Metro was awarded the 2012 Frederick Douglass Medallion Award from the New York Urban League.


Apple-Metro, Inc.
550 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 204
Harrison, NY 10528
Phone: 914-777-2331
Fax: 914-777-2615