grows in Brooklyn.
Now, Bed-Stuy residents can chow down on the chain’s "boneless
buffalo wings" as well as "shrimp fettuccine alfredo."
The newest Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, which opened
on Feb. 21 in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Restoration Plaza, joins one
in Flatbush and another in Sheepshead Bay. Mayor Bloomberg and
Brooklyn Borough President Markowitz were in attendance on opening
Bloomberg said the opening of the new Applebee’s "shows
that Fulton Street is coming back to life." Applebee’s is
part of The Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Project’s $700,000
transformation of Restoration Plaza into a suburban strip mall,
preceded by Foodtown, Duane Reade and Washington-Mutual Bank.
This Applebee’s falls under the umbrella of Harrison, New York-based
franchisee Apple-Metro, Inc., a company that includes the 25-restaurant
chain, two Chevy’s Fresh Mex eateries and one Zanaro’s Italian
Zane Tankel, who co-owns Apple-Metro with Roy Raeburn, referred
to the restaurant’s "eatin’ good in the neighborhood"
motto when he told GO Brooklyn he chose Bedford-Stuyvesant because,
"How can you be America’s favorite neighborhood place and
not go to every neighborhood?"
Tankel plans on hiring 180-200 "servers" to deliver
dishes such as the shrimp "three different ways," and
the "apple chimicheesecake," a tortilla-wrapped, deep-fried
version of the dessert served with vanilla ice cream and caramel
Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (1360 Fulton St. at New
York Avenue in Restoration Plaza in Bedford-Stuyvesant) accepts
American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa. Entrees: $10.99-$19.49.
The restaurant serves lunch and dinner daily. For information,
call (718) 943-8000.
Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010