Newk’s Eatery was founded in 2004 by father and son chef’s Don and Chris Newcomb. The pair had previously operated a deli but wanted to expand to include other foods.
The company operates approximately 100 casual dining restaurants in 13 states. In 2014, the company was acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Soon after, the company announced that they had plans to expand to more than 400 locations by the end of 2018. It was not disclosed how many of these locations would be franchises.
In 2014, the company had annual revenue of $141 million. Headquarters are now located in Jackson, Mississippi.