Newk’s Eatery Plans 15 New Units in Indiana

by Katie Lee

Jackson, Miss.Newk’s Eatery is expanding into Indiana with the company’s latest development agreement to open 15 locations in the Indianapolis and southern Indiana markets over the next several years.

Indy Eatery LLC is co-owned by Stephen “Kent” Mabe and Mitias Garrett Investments, LLC.

“Indy Eatery will be locally operated by a native of the Indianapolis area who understands the market and, with his deep experience in fast-casual, is an ideal partner to introduce the Newk’s brand to Indiana,” says Chris Cheek, Newk’s chief development officer. “Our Indianapolis locations will provide a strong base from which to build the Newk’s brand in the Midwest.”

Now in its 12th year of business, Newk’s serves made-from-scratch sandwiches, salads, soups and artisan pizzas using fresh and flavorful ingredients, accompanied by a unique level of service and Southern hospitality.

Indy Eatery is the fourth multi-unit franchisee to sign with Newk’s in 2016. Combined, the new franchisees will open more than 45 new restaurants in the next 4 years, consistent with Newk’s goal to reach 200 units by 2019.

Based in Jackson, Miss., Newk’s Eatery currently operates and franchises more than 100 units in 13 states. The newest Newk’s restaurants feature a “Generation 2” design, presenting a fresh, on-trend look for the brand while maintaining the company’s signature warmth and open-view kitchen. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Newk’s Eatery

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