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  • Destination Station Street

    This article was originally published on chattmag.com.A once overlooked street on Chattanooga’s Southside got a major makeover last year with the transformation of 14th Street. Now know as Station Street, it has been completely reimagined with an eye toward increased foot traffic along the newer entertainment venues, restaurants, and lounges on The Chattanooga Choo Choo’s southern perimeter. A few more recent finishing touches nearby promise to make the revitalized thoroughfare ...  Read More...

  • Sippin' in the Southern Style

    This article was originally published on chattanoogapulse.com.Enjoying the timeless Southern mutability of the classic Mint JulepThe Kentucky Derby has come and gone, but the mint julep is here to stay. Though the mint julep became the official drink of the Kentucky Derby in 1983, this icon of Dixie originated in the ancient world of the Arabs, traveled to the Mediterranean, and joined United States culture in 1850 by former U.S. Senator, Henry Clay. Since then, the mint julep has graced th...  Read More...

  • Carter Distribution Wins National Award for Second Consecutive Year

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. Constellation Brands, a producer of wine, beer and spirits, recently honored Carter Distributing Co. with two awards. The company won the Gold Crown, Tier Three Award, taking first place regionally and nationally for the second consecutive year, according to a news release. Gold Crown regional award is given to Gold Network partners who achieve the highest attainment of their volume and distribution goals, according to a news release....  Read More...

  • The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association Announces the 2017 Silver Plate Class

    This article was originally published on prnewswire.com.The International Foodservice Manufacturers Association (IFMA) has announced the recipients of its 2017 Silver Plate Awards. Eight Silver Plate category winners were unveiled by the 2016 Gold Plate Honoree Rafi Taherian, Associate Vice President, Yale Hospitality at Yale University, at the annual IFMA Chain Operators EXchange (COEX) in Las Vegas. The annual IFMA Gold & Silver Plate Awards enables the industry to honor the nation...  Read More...

  • Newk’s Eatery coming to Hall Park in Frisco

    This article was originally published on communityimpact.com.Mississippi-based Newk’s Eatery will be the first retail tenant at Hall Park’s Park Plaza, the office park’s new 15,000-square-foot retail plaza.Newk’s Eatery will occupy the 4,5000-square-foot anchor space at the plaza and is slated to open this spring. This will be the franchise’s first location in Frisco.“Park Plaza will be a daily destination for park employees, and we look forward to filling it with more exciting restaurant concep...  Read More...

  • Joe Frugal: Stir Celebrates One Year In Chattanooga With Food & Drink Deals Wednesday

    This article was originally published on wdef.com.Stir in downtown Chattanooga celebrates one year in business with a special deal tonight.Drop by between 4pm and 10pm for food and beverage deals that include $1.50 sliders and tacos, $4 draft beer and special wines, and oysters for just 50 cents each! Fletcher Thompson, Stir’s General Manager, says “it’s a fabulous deal and we’ve got great oysters in they’ll be from Virginia they’re Solomon oysters out of Virginia and that’s our house right now ...  Read More...

  • Newk's Cares Surpasses $500,000 Fundraising Milestone

    This article was originally published on qsrmagazine.comCelebrating the beginning of its third year, Newk’s Cares—the ovarian cancer awareness movement spearheaded by fast-casual Newk’s Eatery—has reached a landmark fundraising milestone, having raised more than half a million dollars for the cause to date.“At the start of Newk’s Cares, none of us could have predicted we would be passing the $500,000 mark two years in and have had the opportunity to engage hun...  Read More...

  • Hundreds Hop on Bikes to Fight Ovarian Cancer

    This article was originally published on wapt.com.Hundreds of people hopped on stationary bikes Thursday to raise money for ovarian cancer research.Newk’s Cares and St. Dominic Hospital teamed for the third annual Ovarian Cycle event at The Club at the Township.Lori Newcomb, the cofounder of Newk’s Cares, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in early 2013.“It was one of the scariest things I have ever had to deal with in my life,” Newcomb said. “I thought to myself, ‘I’m not going to make it.   Read More...

  • Newk's Eatery: Shrimp & Avocado Salad

    This article was originally published on wtsp.comFrom dine-in, to takeout, to on-site catering, Newk’s Eatery is prepared to make your dining experience one to remember.David Baker, Newk's Eatery Director of Operations stopped by our Great Day Tampa Bay studio to show us how their extremely popular Newk's Shrimp and Avocado Salad is prepared according to your taste and cooking preferences.To check out their menu, go to www.Newks.com   Read More...

  • New Fast Casual Eatery Opens in UTC Square Shopping Center

    This article was originally published on sarasotapost.com.Newk’s has just opened its first shop in the University Town Center mall area offering fresh-fast-casual fare at a $7 - $9 price point. Similar to Crisper’s but more upscale, you order from a main terminal and are served and bussed from there.What makes Newk’s different, I believe, is its commitment to all things fresh and its flavors are truly upscale and inspiring.According to Dave Baker, Director of Operations, “Chris Newcomb (Co-found...  Read More...

  • Newk’s Cares Earns Silver Award for Innovation and Impact

    This article was originally published on qsrmagazine.com.Newk’s Cares—the philanthropic arm of growing fast-casual restaurant brand Newk’s Eatery—was named a Silver Award Winner by the International Franchise Association’s Education & Research Foundation’s second annual “Franchising Gives Back” Awards. The awards program salutes the most innovative community leaders and charitable programs nationwide.“Our Franchising Gives Back Award winn...  Read More...

  • Newk’s Eatery Bringing Back Seasonal Favorites

    This article was originally published on qsrmagazine.com.Newk’s Eatery will satisfy fall cravings with a seasonal lineup of savory favorites. Starting September 12, Newk’s is leading off its latest limited-time offerings with the return of three hot toasted sandwiches—Newk’s Turkey Cranberry, Pork “Q,” and Cuban sandwiches, as well as a Chicken Alfredo Pizza. These hearty creations will be served up alongside seasonal made-from-scratch desserts, including Newk’s six-layer German Chocolate C...  Read More...

  • Newk’s Eatery names Michael Clock CFO

    This article was originally published on nrn.com.Newk’s Eatery has named former Good Smoke Restaurant Group executive Michael Clock chief financial officer, the company said Wednesday.Clock, who replaces Robert Nygren in the role, previously served as CFO for Good Smoke, parent company to the barbecue brands Dinosaur BBQ and Jim ’N Nick’s Community BBQ. Nygren left to take a position with Houlihan’s Restaurants Inc.“As a career-long financial leader in the restauran...  Read More...

  • Pimiento Cheese Ball

    This article was originally published on fox10tv.com.INGREDIENTS: Newk’s Pimiento Cheese   1.5 lbs. white sharp cheddar, shredded 2.5 lbs. yellow sharp cheddar, shredded 10 oz.   Read More...

  • Newk’s Eatery Opening First Orlando Restaurant Aug. 15

    This article was originally published on orlandosentinel.com.Newk’s Eatery will open its first Orlando restaurant in East Orlando’s Waterford Oaks shopping Center on Aug. 15.The fast casual eatery will have made-from-scratch dishes that include pizzas, salads, sandwiches, soups and desserts for lunch and dinner.It also offers Grab-N-Go meals as well as online ordering options.“We have more of a culinary flair than your other chain restaurants,” said general manager Michael Woodruff.Newk’s will c...  Read More...

  • Menu Tracker: New items from IHOP, KFC, Popeyes, more

    This article was originally published on nrn.com.Newk’s EateryItem: 11-Grain Wheat Bread, a blend of quinoa, rolled oats, rye, buckwheat, rolled and cracked wheat, millet, sorghum, amaranth, grits, rice flour, barley, sesame and flax seeds with no artificial color or preservatives, now the standard bread for five sandwiches — chicken salad, turkey breast, pesto chicken, vegetarian club and turkey avocado, price varies by sandwich and locationAvailability: Permanent   Read More...

  • Say Cheese

    This article was originally published on qsrmagazine.com.While cheese may not always be the most top-of-mind ingredient when consumers look for burgers, sandwiches, salads, pizza, or other menu items at restaurants, it’s certainly a key component in giving food the flavor people love.Some 90 percent of limited-service restaurants mention cheese on their menus, according to market research firm Datassential. And it’s not just familiar varieties like Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, and ...  Read More...

  • Newk's Unites 100 Restaurants to Raise $100,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research

    This article was originally published on fb101.com. Pairing a big moment with a big cause, fast-casual Newk’s Eateryis celebrating its centennial restaurant opening by uniting system-wide to raise $100,000 for ovarian cancer research starting April 4. Each of Newk’s 100 restaurants has committed to raising $1,000, inviting guests to join the search for a cure by adding a dollar or more to their purchases at the register.Newk’s 100th restaurant will be opening its doors in Lake ...  Read More...

  • Carolina Brewery Creates Limited-Edition Pale Lager

    This article was originally published on brewbound.com. With the coming of spring, Carolina Brewery— one of the few founding craft brewers of the Tar Heel State’s now-booming beer culture— is playing on the tastes and aromas of the season with a limited edition India Pale Lager handcrafted for easy-drinking. The new beer was brewed in special celebration of Carolina Brewery partner and fellow Chapel Hill mainstay, the North Carolina Botanical Garden, for their 50th Anniver...  Read More...

  • Carolina Brewery Announces Pamlico Pale Ale

    This article was originally published on thefullpint.com. Carolina Brewery, craft beer pioneer and Chapel Hill institution, is releasing a brand new year-round beer to its robust gamut – Pamlico Pale Ale. This clean, crisp pale ale is available in 16-ounce cans and on draft at both Carolina Brewery locations, Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, and will also be found throughout North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina this March.“We are very excited to release this new easy drinking pale ...  Read More...

  • Stir to Host George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Dinner

    This article was originally published on TimesFreePress.com. The recently opened Stir restaurant inside the Chattanooga Choo Choo will host a George Dickel Tennessee Whisky Dinner on Wednesday, Feb. 17.To be held in the private Kabooze room, the event will feature a Southern-inspired, four-course gourmet dinner paired with five signature cocktails made with Dickel whisky.   Read More...

  • Carolina Brewery Celebrates 21 Years with Anniversary Ale

    This article was originally published on fsrmagazine.com. Carolina Brewery is celebrating 21 years in the microbrewery business this month. One of the few founding brewpubs of North Carolina’s now-booming beer culture will be tapping a limited edited Belgian witbier style “Anniversary Ale” on the brewery’s official birthday, February 9, at both locations in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro.   Read More...

  • Carolina Brewery Celebrates its 21st Anniversary!

    This article was originally published on craftbeer.com. Premium craft brewery and Chapel Hill institution, Carolina Brewery, is celebrating 21 years in the microbrewery business this month. One of the few founding brewpubs of the Tar Heel State’s now-booming beer culture will be tapping a limited edition Belgian witbier style “Anniversary Ale” on the brewery’s official birthday, February 9, at both locations in Chapel Hill and Pittsboro.   Read More...

  • Newcomb Family Poses a Triple Threat

    This article was originally published on franchisetimes.com. It was long after the lunch rush, but Chris Newcomb still wasn’t comfortable taking up a booth in the Jackson, Mississippi, restaurant that bears his nickname, Newk’s. The reason was what James Patterson was holding in his hand—a camera.   Read More...

  • 50 Best Places in the South Now

    This article was originally published on southernliving.com. 29. Chattanooga Is Creating a STIRPart of the new Chattanooga Choo-Choo entertainment district, STIR restaurant and bar puts innovative spins on fresh, local ingredients.   Read More...

  • Stir Mixes Custom Cocktails with Artsy Ice

    This article was originally published on newschannel9.com.If your cocktail vocabulary consists of shaken, not stirred, STIR is ready to mix up your next mixed drink with their consistently perfect ice. "The ice is denser and purer so it melts slower," partner Jamie Walton says. "We use different shapes and styles to have the correct delusion rate for alcohol."This pure ice starts in Stir's kitchen where water freezes in a cooler, until Walton removes what makes ordinary ...  Read More...

  • Newk's Cares Surpasses Its $150,000 Fundraising Goal

    This article was originally published on QSRmagazine.com. With the close of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month in September, teal has become more than the talk of the town; it’s become the talk of a brand nationwide. In its second year, “Newk’s Cares”—Newk’s Eatery’s ovarian cancer awareness movement—has raised more than $150,000 for research through both last month’s annual OCRF Ovarian Cycle Jackson fundraiser and its year-round, in-restaurant ...  Read More...

  • New Restaurant Plans to Serve up Fresh Food, Unique Cocktails

    This article was originally published on nooga.com. Take one part local food and one part approachable atmosphere; add craft cocktails and eight types of artisanal ice; combine those ingredients with two former Craftworks executives. The result is new Southside restaurant Stir. "We've added an oyster bar as well," said Allen Corey, CEO and founder of SquareOne Holdings, whose leaders will own and operate the new restaurant. Corey and SquareOne Chief Operating Officer Robert Werk led Cr...  Read More...

  • Hop on a Bike and Join the Fight Against Ovarian Cancer

    This article was originally published on msnewsnow.com. Dozens of folks are pedaling at their own pace while raising money for ovarian cancer research! Spin classes are going on right now during the 2nd annual "Ovarian Cycle Jackson." The fun filled event is taking place at the Club at the Township in Ridgeland from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All of the folks pedaling on spin bikes are raising money for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.The day of awareness and fundraising was inspired by Lo...  Read More...

  • New Eatery Aims to Raise Scenic City's Cocktail Consciousness

    This article was originally published in the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Chattanooga is about to have its cocktail consciousness raised.Hand-cut, "artisanal" ice cubes and more than 350 brands of liquor stacked high behind a 30-foot-long bar will greet customers at STIR, a restaurant due to open in early November at the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel."We'll have what we call an 'ice chef,'" said Allen Corey, founder and president of Chattanooga's Square One Holding Co., which owns the restau...  Read More...

  • "Newk's Cares" Places Women's Health Front & Center

    This article was originally published fb101.com.With one in 70 women facing ovarian cancer, Newk’s Eatery— a fast-casual brand known for its fresh, flavorful menu— is shining a spotlight on this relatively silent killer by turning up the volume on its growing “Newk’s Cares” initiative, which includes permanent changes within the brand to further support the cause. Following a tremendous community response last year, the ongoing ovarian cancer awareness campaig...  Read More...

  • Newk's Eatery Opens Second Baton Rouge Location

    This article was originally published on LSUnow.com. The long-awaited Newk’s Eatery held its grand opening at 3332 Lake St., on Monday and will now operate daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.“People are excited that we’re here and it’s so close to campus,” said Reginald Holmes, the location’s general manager.   Read More...

  • The Peach Truck Returns to Warehouse Row

    This article was originally published on Nooga.com. A celebration of the region's rich handicrafts will feature "the best peaches you'll ever have" and more this weekend. The annual Crafted by Southern Hands event returns to Warehouse Row Saturday. Festivities begin at 10 a.m.   Read More...

  • Presentation Sells the Salad

    This article was originally published on restaurantbusinessonline.com. Seafood isn’t a surprise catch at fast casuals. But this spring, Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery hoped to hook guests with a premium ingredient more often found in full service—ahi tuna.   Read More...

  • Restaurants Elevate Menu Items with Upscale Ingredients

    This article was originally published on nrn.com. Premiumization, or the use of upscale ingredients in foods and beverages, is one of the most reliable tricks of the trade employed by menu planners. A classy ingredient can differentiate, add value and bring traffic through the front door, and restaurateurs throughout the food chain, from casual to quick service, have taken very similar approaches to upmarket touches.Premium proteins.   Read More...

  • Newk's Highlights Healthy Choices with 600 Calorie Menu

    This article was originally published on QSRmagazine.com. New Year’s resolution makers will now find dozens of healthful, culinary-inspired meals on Newk’s Eatery’s menu to help jump-start this year’s healthy choices. Newk’s 600 Calorie Menu, which will be highlighted in restaurants in early 2015, is a complement to the fast-casual brand’s diverse menu of fresh tossed salads, California-style pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches, and made-from-scratch soups and dess...  Read More...

  • Chain Store Age Newk’s Eatery Launches Online Ordering

    This article was originally published on ChainStoreAge.com. Jackson, Miss. – Newk’s Eatery’s is launching a new online ordering platform.   Read More...