Stop at the Red Apple
One summer day in 1930, a man who needed a job took a ride in the country along NY Route 17, and millions of people since have been better fed for it.
STOP AT THE RED APPLE is the account of how this mild-mannered Russian immigrant, Reuben Freed, turned his roadside eatery into the landmark Red Apple Rest. Written by the owner’s daughter, Elaine Freed Lindenblatt, this is an only-in-America success story of a man, a family, and a business that could be told only by someone who lived it–and Elaine did. It will resonate with students of popular culture, restaurant operations, and small-town mid-twentieth-century life, as well as with the legions of customers who cherish in memory their stop at the Red Apple.
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