The beginning of Newk’s
Newk’s founders left to right: Debra Bryson, Chris Newcomb, and Don Newcomb.
The team behind Newk’s Franchise Company, LLC has a special talent for developing innovative restaurant concepts that not only meet consumer’s current needs, but anticipate their future needs as well. As the founders of McAlister’s Deli, Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson and Chris Newcomb pioneered the fast casual restaurant concept, defining and energizing the fastest-growing segment in the restaurant industry.
After providing a solid foundation and establishing strong upward growth for McAlister’s Deli, they sold the successful chain to focus on creating the future of fast casual dining: The Newk’s Express Café concept has been developed and refined to meet the needs of consumers and franchise operators alike. For consumers, Newk’s Express Café units provide a tantalizing variety of made-to-order menu choices, available for comfortable in-café dining or for convenient pick-up. For franchise owners, it’s a streamlined, low labor operation that’s designed for efficiency, site adaptability and multiple revenue opportunities.