A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from April 23, 2021
Big Apple Pizza (Israeli pizza chain)

Big Apple Pizza was founded by Haim Kedem in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1986. Kedem came to New York City in 1978, then returned to Israel to open Big Apple Pizza. The kosher pizza chain has 11 restaurants in Israel.

“a pizza place in the middle of NYC called Jerusalem Pizza and a pizza place in Jerusalem called Big Apple Pizza” was posted on Twitter by stitch ‘n’ lich on September 5, 2016. “I only eat kosher, so the pizza places I frequent all have names of Israeli cities. In NY, pizza is Jerusalem II. (in Israel, it’s Big Apple pizza. Go figure)” was posted on Twitter by Joan Weiner Levin on November 24, 2018.


Wikipedia: Big Apple Pizza
Big Apple Pizza (Hebrew: ביג אפל פיצה‎) is an Israeli pizza chain with 11 branches throughout Israel, founded in 1986.

History
Big Apple Pizza was founded in 1986 by Haim Kedem, in the Jerusalem mall, Dorot Rishonim.

Kedem had spent many years in New York City and upon moving to Israel decided to open a pizza shop to bring the piece of NYC with him. Kedem’s pizza, in traditional NYC fashion was made with thin crust.

Big Apple Pizza—Our story
In 1978, Haim Kedem came to the Big Apple in search of a better future.

In those days, New York City became the capital of street culture, a city that had its own rhythm and color.

After 8 years behind the wheel of a yellow taxi and countless encounters with people and different tastes, Haim returned to Jerusalem…

And brought with him the love for New York people and culture and put it all into the winning recipe of “Big Apple Pizza.”

Newspapers.com
24 January 1991, Boston (MA) Globe, “Inching back to normal living” by Barbara Sofer, pg. 11, col. 1:
JERUSALEM—(...) Our choice for lunch is Big Apple Pizza, on the open-air mall off Ben Yehudah Street.

15 January 1993, Jerusalem (Israel) Post, pg. C3, full page ad:
THE BEST PIZZA IN ISRAEL
BIG APPLE PIZZA

Google Groups: Israel Easy
[Israel Easy] A Visit to the Big Apple
gilad...@gmail.com
Jan 31, 2008, 3:26:36 PM
to
One of my favorite pizza places in Jerusalem is BIG APPLE PIZZA. It’s a franchise, and Jerusalem has three stores: two downtown and one in a new shopping center near where I work. Tel Aviv and Eilat have one franchise each, too, but I haven’t sampled them yet.
Each franchise in Jerusalem has memorabilia from New York City and from the rest of the US. One of the downtown stores even has a mural of the New York City skyline.

Of course, my favorite part of Big Apple Pizza is the pizza. It’s delicious, and I highly recommend it. While I’m at it, there’s something else about Big Apple that I like: the music.

Newspapers.com
18 May 2016, Sun Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “Dining Scene around South Florida” by Susan Bryant, Food sec., pg. 2, col. 1:
Kosher pizza in Hollywood
has a New York City theme
Big Apple Pizza

A kosher eatery has replaced Eighteen Sauces.

“We are realizing the dream of our founder, Haim Kedem, who opened the first Big Apple Pizza in Jerusalem, Israel, in 1986,” said David Mathews, a partner with his wife, Debbie. “There are now 11 family owned and franchised locations in Israel. Haim’s dream was to open a location in the U.S. We will be catering to the large Jewish Orthodox population locally, most of which are familiar with out restaurants in Israel through the course of their travels there.”

Twitter
stitch ‘n’ lich
@MaitaEsther
Replying to @toontoosh
a pizza place in the middle of NYC called Jerusalem Pizza and a pizza place in Jerusalem called Big Apple Pizza
11:36 AM · Sep 5, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Joan Weiner Levin
@Joanesty
Replying to @dontbefnserious and @PreetBharara
Honestly, I don’t remember. I only eat kosher, so the pizza places I frequent all have names of Israeli cities. In NY, pizza is Jerusalem II. (in Israel, it’s Big Apple pizza. Go figure)
2:54 PM · Nov 24, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Allen Jackson
@allenjacksonmin
Welcome back to Jerusalem! I’m at the Big Apple Pizza today. The food in Jerusalem is amazing!  Hope to see you here soon!  #israeltour #israel #wocisraeltour #bigapplepizza
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2:12 PM · Jun 23, 2019·Agorapulse app

(Trademark)
Word Mark BIG APPLE PIZZA
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurant services, including sit-down service of food and take-out restaurant services
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86546193
Filing Date February 25, 2015
Current Basis 44E
Original Filing Basis 44E
Owner (APPLICANT) BIG APPLE PIZZA CORPORATION OF JERUSALEM, INC. CORPORATION FLORIDA 3377 BARBADOS AVENUE COOPER CITY FLORIDA 33026
Attorney of Record Louis R. Gigliotti
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “PIZZA” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date September 13, 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Friday, April 23, 2021 • Permalink