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Newk's looking to open more than two-dozen locations next year

JACKSON — The fast-casual restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery plans to open more than 25 new company-owned and franchise restaurants in the Southeast next year and is actively engaged with experienced multi-unit operators in new markets to add to the growth, according to a release from the company. The company’s announcement comes as Newk’s ramps up its franchise growth plans and ...

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Newk's owners sell majority interest to investment firm

JACKSON — The owners of Newk’s Eatery restaurants have sold a majority of the company to a New York investment firm. Sentinel Capital Partners paid an undisclosed amount for the share of Newk’s Holding Co. in a sale that closed Monday, said Newk’s vice president of franchise operations Alan Wright. Newk’s founders Chris Newcomb, Don Newcomb and Debra Bryson will ...

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Q&A: Chris Newcomb, founder, Newk’s Franchise Company, LLC

Key to success is appealing to folks wanting more than fast food Chris Newcomb is a founder of Newk’s Express Café, which is headquartered in Jackson and will comprise 50 stores by year end. Newcomb’s family began the successful McAlister’s Deli chain in Oxford in 1989, sold it in 2001 with 50 stores, and opened their first Newk’s in 2004. ...

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‘Newk’ing it

Chris Newcomb changing culture of fast food in Mississippi and across the South Founding and growing a successful company is no easy task, and it defies the odds of start-up failure rates.  While a Harvard Business School research paper found that a venture-capital-backed entrepreneur who succeeds in a venture has a 30 percent chance of succeeding in his next venture (as ...

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