• Clark is a multi-faceted economic juggernaut that has the entire foodservice industry sitting up and taking notice.
  • The company's technology-forward stance ties to its relentless pursuit of efficiency.
  • The company's willingness to embrace technology provides a competitive edge in a tight, price sensitive market.
  • The company is not afraid to develop its own custom solutions to meet the unique needs of such a diverse enterprise.

2015 Dealer of the Year

Who We Are

Over the last two decades, Clark Associates has focused on building a tech-driven distribution model that provides instant gratification for millions of customers. The success of our WebstaurantStore model, the largest ecommerce marketplace for foodservice equipment and supplies, has driven us to expand our focus to national accounts.

We've married our ecommerce marketplace model with unique, tailored offerings in order to develop a system that consolidates E&S purchasing in a streamlined and efficient platform. Our full-service business model encompasses anything from design services to custom warehousing in an endeavor to offer a comprehensive package of services for your distribution needs.

Our Mission

To leverage the distribution and technology infrastructure of Webstaurant Store and Clark Associates to offer unique, sophisticated solutions to national accounts.

History

  • 1971

    Clark is founded as electrical contracting business.

  • 1978

    Clark launches foodservice division, Clark Food Service Equipment

  • 1993

    Clark founds The Restaurant Store, our first brick and mortar store, in Lancaster, PA

  • 2004

    WebstaurantStore.com launches, opening up a new channel of ecommerce distribution

  • 2005

    Clark opens first distribution centers in Lancaster, PA

  • 2008

    Clark opens Florida service office

  • 2011

    140,000 sq ft distribution center opens in Madisonville, KY

  • 2012

    Clark named 2nd fastest growing company in central Pennsylvania, grows to 7th largest distributor in nation

  • 2013

    Dayton, NV distribution center opens, surpassing 500,000 sq ft; Charlotte office opens

  • 2014

    First Super DC opens in Maryland, expanding total distribution footrprint to over 1,000,000 sq ft; employee count grows to over 1,000

  • 2015

    Clark awarded Dealer of the Year by the National Restaurant Association; second Super DC opens in Albany, GA; WebstaurantStore breaks $500M in total sales

  • 2016

    Dayton, NV's expansion and opening of Baltimore warehouse expands Clark's footprint to 1.7 million sq ft; additional offices open in Texas and Florida

  • 2017

    Oklahoma distribution center brings Clark's footprint to over 2 million sq ft; Clark grows to second largest dealer in the nation; employee count surpasses 2,000