Clarkes Standard
Two-unit burger concept Clarke’s Standard is a fast-casual offshoot of New York full-service burger stalwart P.J. Clarke’s, which has been operating since 1884.

Growth Chains: Clarke's Standard

P.J. Clarke’s owners venture into fast-casual territory with better-burger concept

When restaurateur Philip Scotti, Arnold Penner and a group of investors bought P.J. Clarke’s in 2002, they had no other plans than to resuscitate the then-bankrupt New York institution known since 1884 for burgers, beer and conversation.

But in the restaurant world, Scotti said, “There’s always a surprise or two.”

Since closing, renovating and then reopening the iconic bar and restaurant in 2003, The Clarkes’ Group has opened five new P.J

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