Clark Burger, the burgers and poutine eatery that got its start next to the Senator Theatre, is opening a second location on Central Avenue in Little Italy.
The restaurant is planning to open in the Fallsway Spring & Equipment Co. building at 415 S. Central Ave. The space previously housed Tortilleria Sinaloa, which closed earlier this year (the original tortilleria on Eastern Avenue is still open).
Clark Burger owner James Clark said he'd been looking for a second location in one of Baltimore's surrounding counties, but when the Central Avenue space became available he couldn't say no.
"This opportunity presented itself and it was a really low barrier of entry," he said.
Clark Burger, which opened its first location in 2015, serves burgers with a variety of toppings; fries with different dipping sauces; and several spins on poutine — fries with gravy and cheese curds. The menu at the new location will be largely identical to the original, Clark said. The kitchen at the Central Avenue space is slightly bigger, which will give Clark's team more room to experiment and offer more specials, he said.
The space doesn't need more than cosmetic updates, Clark said. Once he receives the necessary permits from the city, Clark hopes to have the new location open in about 60 days.
Business hours for the new restaurant haven't been established yet. Clark anticipates a strong lunch crowd, and said the restaurant will likely stay open until 9 p.m. or 10 p.m.
The original restaurant, located at 5906 York Road, is open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.