November 11, 2013 // Franchising.com // JACKSON, MISS. - Available now through the first week of January, Newk’s Eatery’s, the 61-unit fresh casual restaurant concept known for its culinary-inspired menu, has expanded its menu to include three comfort food entrees. The new limited time menu offerings – Five Cheese Grilled Cheese, Turkey Cranberry Sandwich and Pimiento Cheese Pizza – are just in time for the holidays and being rolled out companywide.
The oven-baked Five Cheese Grilled Cheese is layered from end-to-end with Havarti, Gruyere, Monterey Jack, Gouda and Cheddar and grilled to perfection, with the additional option to add a hearty sprinkle of bacon bits throughout.
A nod to Thanksgiving classics, the hot Turkey Cranberry Sandwich is piled high with premium, hand-sliced turkey deli meat, cranberry chutney and Swiss cheese before making an open-face pass through the oven.
The Pimiento Cheese Pizza consists of Newk’s hand-tossed crust brushed with garlic olive oil, covered with pimiento cheese, baked in the oven until crispy and golden brown and garnished with bacon bits. Pimiento cheese is one of Newk’s signature menu items and is made with sharp yellow and white cheddar cheeses and a proprietary seasoning blend to bring a signature flavor combination to the classic Southern spread.
"Our seasonal offerings are designed to warm our guests from inside out on bitter winter days," said Alan Wright, vice president of franchise operations and marketing.
The toasted sandwiches are priced at $6.95 and $6.75 respectively, and the Pimiento Cheese Pizza is available for $7.25.
As a refreshing casual dining experience in a stylish atmosphere with an emphasis on freshness, flavor and unparalleled customer service, Newk’s Eatery boasts a comprehensive menu of freshly-prepared entrees with sizable portions and exceptional ingredient combinations. Rapidly expanding since the first restaurant opening in Oxford, Miss. in 2004, Newk’s currently operates and franchises 61 units in 12 states. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., the rights to more than 100 units of the culinary-driven dining concept have been sold across the South. From the restaurants’ open-view kitchens, customers dining in can watch the preparation of fresh-tossed salads, oven-baked sandwiches, California-style pizzas, made-from-scratch soups and homemade cakes and then customize their meals at the signature Roundtable. Conveniently, Newk’s also offers catering and daily-prepared menu options in the Grab-N-Go refrigerated case at the front of each store. For more information visit www.newks.com, join the Roundtable Club for email updates or follow the restaurant on Facebook and Twitter: https://twitter.com/Newks.
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