Clark Associates, Inc. Is Recognized by CPBJ as the Region’s #8 Fastest Growing Company In 2021

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(Lancaster, PA, September 22, 2021) – Clark Associates, Inc. was named the #8 Fastest Growing Company at Central Penn Business Journal's “Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies” 2021 awards celebration. Clark Associates' success comes from a combination of possessing an entrepreneurial spirit, a commitment to integrity and ethics, and a unique approach on hiring and training the right people.

Today, Clark Associates distributes more than 330,000 products through its regional chain of stores, The Restaurant Store, and nationwide through its e-commerce company, Its design and build division completes large-scale food service renovations and construction projects throughout the east coast. In 2020 Gene Clark was named CEO and the company opened new locations of The Restaurant Stores in Capitol Heights, Maryland; Plymouth Meeting and Pennsauken, New Jersey; as well as a new distribution center in Bloomsburg.

The Central Penn Business Journal's “Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies” award identifies the region's most dynamic companies that make significant contributions to the strength of the mid-state's economy. Nominated companies are ranked according to revenue growth over a three-year period, with both dollar and percentage increases taken into consideration. This ranking formula leads to recognition of both large and small companies.

About Clark Associates, Inc.

Clark Associates is a privately held company headquartered in Lancaster, PA and has been recognized as one of Central Pennsylvania's fastest growing companies as well as Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine's 2015 Dealer of the Year. Employing over 5,000 people, Clark’s multiple divisions and branches in distribution, sales, and technology serve a variety of commercial foodservice customers nationwide. For more information on our business and history, please visit

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