Harlem Pizza Co., Burger Co. find success with local flair

May 26, 2017

The New York City neighborhood of Harlem, like many urban American neighborhoods, has seen robust development in recent years, including the opening of a wide variety of restaurants.

But Alper and Jeannie Uyanik, who moved to Harlem in 2008, were still missing a few things, and they worked to address that deficit by opening two restaurants: Harlem Pizza Co. in 2014 and Harlem Burger Co. last year

“We always said with friends in the building and family, ‘Harlem needs a good pizza place, or diner, or bagel place, or burger place,’” said Alper Uyanik, who previously headed the New York