In 1966, Arthur Chulkas arrived in America from Greece. “Brooklyn, N.Y. is where I first went to work. I was a busboy and cleaned up tables for five waitresses,” recalls Chulkas.
After moving to the South, he gained cooking experience while working for his brother at the Lil Rebel on Highway 291 in Greenville. Arthur worked with his brother for five years before he was able to pursue his personal dream of his own restaurant.
In 1974 Arthur and his family acquired what is now a Greer landmark. The Clock Restaurant, located on West Poinsett Street sits in the heart of historic downtown Greer. In 1997, Arthur expanded his dream and opened a second location. The Clock Express of Greer, run by his daughter Kathy, is only a few miles away from the original Clock and is located on Wade Hampton Blvd.
Known for having it’s finger on the pulse of the community, the Clock has been serving up southern cooking, classic meat and threes, hand crafted burgers, and piled high sandwiches for over 40 years.
“On behalf of my father and mother, Arthur and Fay Chulkas, we would like to thank you for your continued support. Thank you for making my family’s dream come true.”
– Jimmy Chulkas, Owner of the Clock Restaurant in Greer.
Jimmy Chulkas, Arthur, and Kathy continue to be a familiar face at the restaurants. Whether you’re joining your team after the big game for burgers, holding a lunch meeting, or enjoying dinner with your family, the Clock Restaurants of Greer is the place to be. Growing with Greer for the past 40 years, the Clock has proved year after year that listening to the people and providing great quality food and service is what allows a restaurant to succeed.