NEWK’S EATERY BEGINS WESTWARD EXPANSION WITH COLORADO FRANCHISEE

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JACKSON, Miss. (Dec. 22, 2015) – Newk’s Eatery, the fast casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, is expanding into Western markets for the first time with a new development agreement that will bring 10 locations to Denver and its southeast suburbs.

Newk’s newest franchisee, Sam Freitag, is a successful restaurateur who has owned a number of franchise businesses, including 20 Sonic Drive-In units in the Denver metro area and Richmond, Virginia.

When Freitag and his team open their first Newk’s Eatery in southeastern Denver in late 2016, it will be the first in Denver, first in Colorado, and the westernmost location in the company’s history. (more…)

NEWK’S EATERY NAMED AMONG FAST CASUAL’S TOP 20 MOVERS AND SHAKERS

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JACKSON, Miss. (June 1, 2015) Newk’s Eatery, the fast casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchens, was named among the industry’s most significant brands at The 2015 Fast Casual Top 100 gala at the National Restaurant Association’s 2015 show in Chicago.

President/CEO and Cofounder Chris Newcomb and Vice President of Franchise Operations and Marketing Alan Wright represented the brand at the awards, which also ranked the company’s cause marketing program, Newk’s Cares, second among the top 10 marketing campaigns of the year. The company raised more than $100,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund and spread awareness through in-store signage and a cycling event in September 2014. (more…)

NEWK’S EATERY UNVEILS GENERATION TWO DESIGN

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JACKSON, Miss. (Oct. 26, 2015) – Newk’s Eatery, the fast casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchens, will unveil a new design prototype with the opening of its first Lafayette, Louisiana, restaurant today. Dubbed the “Generation Two” design, the changes represent a fresh, on-trend look for the brand, designed to resonate in new markets and elevate the overall guest experience.

“We’ve experienced an evolution over the past year as we’ve expanded our corporate and franchise operations,” said Newk’s co-founder, President and CEO Chris Newcomb. “The new design is the next step, delivering an experience to our growing customer base that reflects our philosophy that fast casual and culinary can be great partners.” (more…)

NEWK’S EATERY EXPANDS TO SOUTH FLORIDA WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT

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JACKSON, Miss. (Nov. 10, 2015) – Newk’s Eatery, the fast casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, has announced a new development agreement that will bring 10 Newk’s locations to Southeastern Florida.

Newk’s newest franchisees, Pat Tracy, his father Tom, and brothers Matt and Ryan, are seasoned restaurateurs who opened the first Five Guys Burgers and Fries locations in Palm Beach County in 2007. Today the family operates eight Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties. The family also recently opened a new independent American-fare restaurant concept, Red’s Table, in Virginia. (more…)

Newk’s Eatery Takes the Cake with New Fall Menu

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Fall Lineup Spotlights Scratch-Made Desserts from Newk’s Company-Owned Bakery

JACKSON, Miss. (September 14, 2015)Newk’s Eatery is taking the cake with its new fall menu, which includes a mouthwatering mix of decadent desserts and re-invented classics. The fast-casual restaurant chain— known for its signature brand of fresh, flavorful dining— is leading off its fall lineup with new, made-from-scratch desserts, featuring a six-layer German Chocolate Cake and Whoopie Pies in red velvet and chocolate varieties. Newk’s fall entrée features include the Newk’s “Q” Pizza, Arugula Salmon Salad and the continuation of the Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwich, which are now available across Newk’s more than 80 restaurants. (more…)

Newk’s Eatery Builds Little Rock Presence With New Restaurant Off Cantrell Road

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Gourmet-Inspired, Fast-Casual Newk’s to Open Fourth Little Rock Area Restaurant on Aug. 31 (more…)

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Campaign “Newk’s Cares” Places Women’s Health Front And Center

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Newk’s Eatery Aims to Boost Ovarian Cancer Survival by Growing “Newk’s Cares” Outreach (more…)

Newk’s Eatery Continues Rapid Expansion

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New franchisee to open three new San Antonio-area locations (more…)

Newk’s Eatery Expands In South Carolina

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New franchisee to open three restaurants in Columbia (more…)

Newk’s Eatery Named To QSR Magazine’s Top Franchise Deals

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Next generation fast casual chain noted for strong return on investment

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