Ahi tuna, crawfish and shrimp headline a menu of meatless options for Lent
Jackson, MS (RestaurantNews.com) Since Newk’s Eatery first introduced its now-beloved, flash seared Ahi Tuna Salad last year, the move has created a defining ‘Ahi! Moment’ both for guests who savor the Asian-inspired dish and for the second generation fast-casual restaurant brand known for its freshness and bold flavor. Quickly earning a place among Newk’s permanent bestsellers, the Ahi Tuna Salad will be joined this month by its dill and arugula-topped Ahi Tuna Sandwich counterpart starting February 15 just in time for Lent. Newk’s Shrimp & Avocado Salad, along with the brand’s new crawfish-centric winter menu lineup, offer Lenten diners an even greater range of sensational seafood dining this season. The Ahi Tuna Sandwich will be available until May 8.
“Like everything else on Newk’s menu, we serve our seafood fresh, not fried. Our sushi-grade Ahi tuna is lightly seared, and our shrimp is expertly seasoned and broiled to order,” said Alan Wright, Newk’s Eatery’s Chief Marketing Officer. “At a time of year when quick and easy meatless options tend toward the uninspired, Newk’s is intentional about delivering creative options that are both healthy and culinary.”
Newk’s Ahi Tuna Sandwich features layers of tender Ahi Tuna steak seared medium rare, served on toasted French bread, topped with baby arugula and finished with a tangy dill sauce that is made in-house. Guests are also getting their ‘craw-fix’ this winter with the new Crawfish Pizza, Crawfish Mac and Cheese and Crawfish Pimiento Mac and Cheese— each loaded with tender, hot baked crawfish bites— along with the limited-time return of the beloved Red Quinoa and Kale Salad.
Guests can enjoy the Ahi Tuna Salad for $12.99, the Ahi Tuna Sandwich for $9.99 and the Shrimp & Avocado Salad for $10.99.
For more information about Newk’s Eatery or to view Newk’s menu, visit Newks.com or Newk’s Facebook. Also, visit Newk’s website to check out the brand’s flavorful 600-Calorie Menu for even more lean Lenten alternatives.
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 nearly 100 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, Nation’s Restaurant News rated the brand #1 on its “Next 20” list and Technomic listed Newk’s within its top 50 fast-casual chains nationwide. For more information, visit Newks.com, join the Roundtable Club or follow Newk’s on Facebook and Twitter.