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Newk’s Eatery to expand in Louisiana and Texas

JACKSON — Newk’s Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchens, has announced a new development agreement with New Orleans-based Southeast Restaurant Group, founded by Elie Khoury. The operator of franchise and independent restaurants plans to open 15 Newk’s locations throughout Southern Louisiana and in Houston. With the new agreement, Southeast Restaurant Group becomes Newk’s largest franchisee. SRG ...

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Newk's Eatery announces new Tampa Bay-area development agreement

JACKSON — Newk’s Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, has announced a new development agreement with franchisee Aeolus Group. The multi-unit operators have committed to open 11 Newk’s locations in the Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Lakeland and Clearwater markets in Florida. The agreement is part of Newk’s growth plans that include opening nearly 30 new company-owned and franchised locations this year. The chain currently ...

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RAISING AWARENESS — Lori Newcomb, family join fight against ovarian cancer

The family of the co-founder one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurants is in a fight against a life-threatening disease, and they are courageously going public with their battle in an effort to raise awareness and save lives. Early last year, Lori Newcomb, the wife of Newk’s Eatery co-founder Chris Newcomb, began exhibiting symptoms that are common with innocuous women’s health ...

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Newk's uses latest in IT technology

It can be a major challenge to introduce new technology into restaurants, especially for tasks where there is already a tried and true “old-fashioned” method already in place. But the fast-growing restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery has embraced using technology to make it easier for work scheduling, handling inventory and closely tracking sales. “Here at Newk’s, I’m lucky to work with ...

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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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Harris promoted to vice president

Newk’s Franchisee Company recently announced the promotion of Kathryn Harris to vice president of performance, development and culture during this year’s Annual Franchise Meeting. Harris joined Newk’s in 2008 as the director of training, bringing a wealth of both international and national experience in establishing formalized training and development systems. Her programs for Dow Corning and Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse have ...

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