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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 names 2 VP’s

Jackson-based Newk’s Eatery recently promoted Adam Karveller to Vice President of Information Technology and Keith Moody to Vice President of Franchise Operations. Both Karveller and Moody collectively bring more than 40 years of experience in the information technology and restaurant operations industries to the fast-casual brand. Karveller will oversee the brand’s technical operations both in the field throughout Newk’s 98 ...

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Newk’s Eatery will open its 100th restaurant

Newk’s Eatery will open its 100th restaurant on Monday, halfway to its goal of 200 stores by the end of 2018. The Lake Charles, La., addition to the Jackson-based chain comes 12 years after its founding. It follows the founding in 1989 of McAlister’s Deli by Dr. Don Newcomb, an Oxford dentist, who sold McAlister’s in 1999. McAlister’s now has ...

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Newk’s Eatery named to QSR Magazine’s top franchise deals

QSR Magazine has named Newk’s Eatery, the fast casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchens, a top pick for franchisees looking for concepts that deliver a “mutually beneficial relationship.” Fast-growing Newk’s, with more than 80 locations throughout the South and Southeast, was one of 12 concepts recognized by the respected restaurant trade publication. QSR called Newk’s a “rising star,” with a ...

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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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