JACKSON, Miss., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 currently 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 – we need those restaurants to uphold the brand standards that are the reason for Newk's success," said Newk's Chief Development Officer Chris Cheek. "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 a unique level of service and Southern hospitality.
For more information on franchise opportunities, go to www.newks.com/franchise.
About Newk's Eatery
Based in Jackson, Mississippi, 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 100 units in 13 states and is gaining national attention for its accelerated growth and commitment to community. The company's newest restaurants feature a "Generation 2" design, presenting a fresh, on-trend look for the brand while maintaining Newk's signature warmth and open-view kitchen. FastCasual.com named Newk's among its Top 50 "Movers and Shakers" in 2015 and 2016, while Franchise Times magazine ranked Newk's among its top "Fast and Serious" franchise brands for the second year in a row, and Technomic listed Newk's in its Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report. The brand was also recently named among Restaurant Business' Top 40 Fast-Casual Chains. For more information, visit Newks.com, join the Roundtable Club or follow Newk's on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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