August 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // JACKSON, Miss. - Newk’s Eatery - a fast-casual brand known for its distinctive fresh, flavorful menu - is setting down deeper roots in Little Rock, Ark. with the opening of a fourth restaurant in the area this summer. Opening its doors at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 31, the new restaurant will be located on 11610 Pleasant Ridge Road, Suite 100, off Cantrell Road. Little Rock locals can also enjoy Newk’s gourmet-inspired menu at neighboring North Little Rock, Midtown Little Rock and Hot Springs locations.
“At Newk’s, we’re passionate about making great food,” said Chris Newcomb, Newk’s Eatery CEO and Co-Founder. “We create our menu items from scratch using fresh, high-quality ingredients, bringing in many ingredients from around the globe to deliver truly authentic, flavorful food experiences for our guests. With Little Rock being such a foodie city, it’s a perfect fit for Newk’s.”
Newk’s upcoming Little Rock location will be the sixth Newk’s Eatery in the state. As part of a large-scale growth plan to expand from its more than 80 locations in 13 states to more than 200 units by the end of 2018, Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s has plans to boost its Arkansas presence to at least a dozen total restaurants.
“Arkansas is an important piece of the puzzle, serving as a gateway for us as we look to expand the Newk’s brand from the Southeast into the lower Midwest,” said Chris Newcomb. “We’re particularly thrilled to increase density in Little Rock - right in the heart of Arkansas.”
Newk’s new location off Cantrell Road will offer indoor dining for 154 guests and patio dining for nearly 30 more in its roughly 4,770 square-foot space.
At Newk’s, there is something for everyone to enjoy from the restaurant’s diverse menu of fresh tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches and made-from-scratch soups and desserts. Newk’s signature menu items are meticulously handcrafted with rigorously selected fresh ingredients and served tableside in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The fast-casual restaurant delivers lunch to the table or to the office with its robust catering service and offers guests flavorful meals on the go with its convenient Grab-N-Go and online ordering options.
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 about Newk’s or to view Newk’s menu, visit Newks.com or Newk’s Facebook.
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 more than 80 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.
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