Newk's Eatery

Newk’s Digs Into Pair of Mac and Cheese LTOs

Newk’s Express Café has added two new macaroni and cheese dishes to the menu for a limited time. The fast-casual restaurant is offering Four Cheese and Pimiento with Bacon as side dishes or entrees through the spring.

The four-cheese version contains macaroni noodles blended into a combination of Asiago, white Cheddar, Parmesan, and Swiss cheeses and baked to a golden brown.

Pimiento with Bacon is a blend of Asiago, white Cheddar, Parmesan, and Swiss cheeses layered between two layers of Newk’s own Pimiento cheese recipe and topped with bacon.

Newk's Express Cafe Sees Big Year in 2012, Growth in 2013

Newk’s Express Café, which passed 50 total restaurants and entered several new markets in 2012, had a big year.

The fast-casual restaurant is ready to compound on this growth in 2013 with plans to open 10 new locations and sign additional multiunit operators with restaurant experience.

Newk’s also passed $100 million in sales for the first time in 2012.

Newk's Express Café Debuts Fall Soup Schedule

Fall is in the air at Newk’s Express Café, which has launched its new seasonal soup schedule.

The new schedule includes the following soup options: Broccoli Cheese, Chicken Noodle, Tomato Basil, White Bean Chicken Chili, Lobster Bisque, Loaded Potato, Newk’s Signature Chili, Lobster Crab Bisque, Mushroom Bisque, and Ultimate Crab.

Monday and Wednesday feature Broccoli Cheese, Chicken Noodle, and White Bean Chicken Chili, while there is also Tomato Basil on Monday and Ultimate Crab on Wednesday.

Newk’s Express Café Opens 50th Location

Newk’s Express Café will open its 50th restaurant Monday, April 16, in Jacksonville, Florida. The restaurant, located at 9047-1 Southside Blvd., is the company’s first in Jacksonville and third in Florida.

“We are ecstatic about opening our 50th restaurant only eight years after our first location opened in Mississippi,” says Chris Newcomb, co-founder, president, and CEO of Newk’s Express Café. “We have many more restaurants in the pipeline and expect to open at least 15 more by the end of this year.

Newk’s Express Café Plans Major Expansion

Newk’s Express Café is on pace to exceed its expansion plans for 2011. The company has already signed 35 agreements for new locations in 2011. It has opened six restaurants so far this year and will open at least 14 more by the end of 2011, bringing the total number of Newk’s restaurants to 50 by the end of the year.

Newk's Has Already Awarded 24 Franchise Units This Year

Newk’s Express Café has started 2011 with a bang, awarding 24 new franchise locations in the first quarter. Four separate groups have committed to opening restaurants in Jacksonville and St. Augustine, Florida; Baton Rouge and Lafayette, Louisiana; Atlanta; Michigan; and Virginia.