Jackson, MS (RestaurantNews.com) Known for its bold flavors and fresh, premium ingredients, Newk’s Eatery is opening three new restaurants for Mobile diners in the coming months. Joining Newk’s existing location at the intersection of Azalea Road and Airport Boulevard, the fast-casual brand this week opened a new location in McGowin Park Shopping Center on Monday, November 16, to be followed closely by the opening of a third restaurant at Westgate Pavillion on Airport Boulevard near the Schillinger Road intersection. In addition to the three metro Mobile area locations, Newk’s will soon also be expanding to the Eastern Shore for the first time with the unveiling of a final restaurant in the Eastern Shore Centre in Spanish Fort.
“Having been a part of the Mobile community since 2007 with our restaurant on Azalea Road, we’ve experienced firsthand local diners’ appetites for the kind of fresh, vibrant flavors that have become Newk’s calling card and that fit so well with coastal living,” said Chris Newcomb, Newk’s Eatery’s CEO and Co-Founder. “With a menu that is prepared fresh daily with premium, often imported ingredients, we’re excited now to be growing and sharing our signature ‘foodie’ approach to fast-casual dining with more diners on both sides of the Bay.”
Sourcing the finest, freshest ingredients available— including imported cheeses and prime meats, sushi-grade fish, hand-chopped seasonal vegetables, house-roasted garlic, homemade dressings and house-infused olive oils— Newk’s guarantees every meal is served fresh and served fast. The restaurant’s made-from-scratch menu boasts a wide range of imaginative entrées and re-invented old favorites, including time-tested family recipes from Newk’s founding family, the Newcombs. Newk’s handcrafts each of its fresh-tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches, kettle batch soups and scratch-made desserts.
Located in McGowin Park Shopping Center at 1335 Satchel Paige Drive, Newk’s newest Mobile restaurant offers indoor dining for 154 guests and patio dining for 42 more in its 4,447 square-foot space. Coming soon, Newk’s Eatery’s third Mobile area location will be opening in the Westgate Pavilion at 7440 Airport Boulevard with indoor and patio dining available for 190 guests in its roughly 4,600 square-foot space. Including Newk’s upcoming Eastern Shore location in Spanish Fort, all three opening restaurants will provide job opportunities for a total of roughly 150 local applicants.
The Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery currently has approximately 90 locations in 13 states and plans to expand to more than 200 units by the end of 2018. Newk’s Eatery has been named among FastCasual.com’s top 20 “Movers and Shakers” and is featured on Technomic’s list of top 50 fast-casual chains nationwide, while ranking among the top “Fast and Serious” franchise brands in Franchise Times magazine. The brand was also recently named among “The Next 20” by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of QSR magazine’s “Best Franchise Deals.”
For more information on franchise opportunities, go to www.newks.com/franchise.
About Newk’s Eatery
Based in Jackson, Miss., Newk’s Eatery is leading the next generation of fast-casual with its culinary-driven menu prepared in Newk’s open-view kitchens, featuring made-from-scratch soups, fresh tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches and desserts. Founded in 2004, Newk’s currently operates and franchises approximately 90 units in 13 states and is gaining national attention for its accelerated growth and commitment to community. FastCasual.com has named Newk’s one of its top 20 “Movers and Shakers,” while Franchise Times magazine ranked Newk’s among its top Fast and Serious franchise brands and Technomic listed Newk’s among its top 50 U.S. fast-casual chains. The brand was also recently named among “The Next 20” by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of QSR magazine’s “Best Franchise Deals.” For more information, visit Newks.com, join the Roundtable Club or follow Newk’s on Facebook and Twitter.