On Monday, February 8, fast-casual restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery is bringing its signature brand of fresh, flavorful dining to Eldridge Parkway with the opening of its fourth Houston area restaurant. Following the debut of a Newk’s Eatery in Bunker Hill Village this past December, the new Eldridge restaurant will be serving up Newk’s fresh, handcrafted salads, artisan pizzas, hot-toasted sandwiches, and scratch-made soups and desserts seven days a week, alongside existing locations in Katy and Cypress.

At Monday’s grand opening, the first 50 guests to walk through Newk’s doors will receive a year’s supply of exceptional flavors from Newk’s. Each guest will be given a gift package stocked with 52 VIP cards—each card valid for one free entrée valued up to $10 for each week of the year. Only one set of Newk’s meal cards will be awarded per family. Beginning as early as 7 a.m., guests can start lining up to secure their spot among the first 50 before the restaurant’s doors officially open at 10:30 a.m.

Located at 2712 Eldridge Parkway, Newk’s latest Houston area restaurant will offer indoor dining for 150 guests and patio dining for 35 more in its 4,750-square-foot space. The restaurant is bringing approximately 70 new jobs to the area.

“Since the opening of our first Newk’s Eatery in the Houston area back in 2007, it’s been our mission to satisfy the foodie inside each guest with food that ranges from wholesome to indulgent, Deep Southern to Mediterranean, Cajun to coastal,” says Colby Kaminer, one of the Newk’s franchisees behind the four Houston area restaurants. “We’re all about bold, flavorful, fresh eating, and we’re excited to bring that to the Eldridge Parkway area.”

Beyond Houston, the Newk’s franchise team headed up by seasoned restaurateurs Colby Kaminer and Todd Jackson has its sights set on Austin with plans to open five additional locations in the Austin area by 2019, including the launch of a Newk’s restaurant in San Marcos in March 2016. This will grow the fast-casual brand’s East Texas footprint to a total of 10 eateries.

Sourcing the finest, freshest ingredients available— including imported cheeses and prime meats, sushi-grade fish, hand-chopped seasonal vegetables, house-roasted garlic, homemade dressings, and house-infused olive oils—Newk’s guarantees every meal is served fresh and served fast. The restaurant’s culinary-driven menu boasts a wide range of imaginative entrées and re-invented old favorites, including time-tested family recipes from Newk’s founding family, the Newcombs.

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