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Fresh food making healthful meals also delicious has fueled growth for Newk’s Eatery

By BECKY GILLETTE Newk’s Eatery was founded in Jackson in 2004 making it only 15 years old. Today it is grown from one location to one of the most successful food franchises based in Mississippi with 127 locations in 16 states. The fast-casual restaurant has gained so many fans by providing fresh meals that are as healthful as they are ...

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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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‘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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