Newk’s Eatery, the fast-casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchen, has inked a new development agreement with franchisee C2 Investment Partners, LLC. The multi-unit operator will open six Newk’s locations in the Atlanta area over the next four years and has purchased the existing Newk’s at 2566 Briarcliff Road NE in Atlanta.

The agreement is part of Newk’s growth plans to double in size in the next three years. The chain has more than 100 units in 13 states, predominantly in the Southeast.

C2 Investment Partners, LLC, is owned by Brent Cann and Doug Cullinan, who both have extensive backgrounds in business and finance. Operating partner Lynn Townsend, a longtime resident of the Atlanta area, brings more than 20 years of hospitality and restaurant experience to the group.

“The Atlanta market is an important part of our rapid growth plans, but it’s not enough to just sign deals and get restaurants open quickly,” says Chris Cheek, CDO of Newk’s. “We need those restaurants to uphold the brand standards that are the reason for Newk’s success. The partners at C2 have exactly the commitment, track record, and expertise in quick-serve and fast-casual segments that we need to expand our Georgia footprint.”

Celebrating its 12th year in business, Newk’s remains steadfast in its commitment to quality, serving made-from-scratch sandwiches, salads, soups, and California-style pizzas using fresh and flavorful ingredients, accompanied by Southern hospitality.

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