PJW Restaurant Group
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About PJW Restaurant Group

Founded in 1983 by Bob Platzer, with the help and support of his wife Donna, PJW Restaurant Group has grown from one restaurant to 25 and counting with six different dining concepts throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Though Bob’s first restaurant, Platz’s, eventually became the regionally renowned P.J. Whelihan’s, his original commitment to serving – 

Continuing to Raise the Bar

PJW Restaurant Group has been successful for more than three decades by striving for more. Our energy manifests itself in every concept we create, dish we develop, and drink we serve. We are dedicated to providing experiences that our guests look forward to. We draw inspiration - and sustenance - from both the neighborhoods we are rooted in and our more than 1,800 employees. Nothing makes us happier than seeing a serving job get passed down from sibling to sibling, or watching a line cook grow into a manager — in that sense especially, we are a true family business. PJW Restaurant Group creates community destinations. We never stop pushing ourselves to elevate all we offer our guests, and we never settle for less than our best.

Our Concepts

PJW Restaurant Group includes six unique concepts and 25 locations throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania: PJ Whelihan’s: Offers the perfect blend of food, drinks and fun in a relaxed atmosphere. We’re known for our many delicious flavors of buffalo wings, burgers, salads and friendly service that makes you feel like part of the family. The Pour House: The Pour House has its roots as a true pioneer in the craft beer movement, creating “a better beer bar” where guests can tap into an unrivaled selection of beer, spirits, craft cocktails and so much more. The ChopHouse: Situated on beautiful Silver Lake in historic Gibbsboro, NJ, The ChopHouse is one of the top upscale steakhouses in the region. Treno Pizza Bar: A stylish yet casual Italian restaurant and bar that offers artisan pizzas, wine by the glass. Central Taco and Tequila: Central delivers the food, drink and fun of Mexico with a hip vibe. ChopHouse Grille: Strikes the perfect balance of upscale sophistication meets casual comfort in a lively and stylish setting.