Healthy Eating Has Never Tasted This Good
Jackson, MS (RestaurantNews.com) Newk’s Eatery, a fast-casual brand characterized by its obsession with quality and flavor, has introduced an expanded calorie-conscious menu that is focused on indulgent flavors from time-tested family recipes. Newk’s has expanded its 600-Calorie Menu to include dozens of delicious, low-calorie options that skimp on calories but not flavor. The expanded 600-Calorie Menu—which has been introduced just in time for New Year’s resolutions and will be available year-round— is a complement to Newk’s dynamic menu of fresh tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches and made-from-scratch soups and desserts.
Offering a leaner take on the brand’s decadent signature dishes, Newk’s 600-Calorie Menu offers a range of wholesome options without forgoing flavor for fitness. The gourmet-inspired menu features dozens of portion-appropriate, hearty soups like the new Hoppin’ John which consists of black-eyed peas, country ham, white rice, tomatoes and collard greens that pair well with fresh-tossed salads and savory toasted sandwiches. Throughout the year Newk’s also makes special limited time additions to their 600-Calorie Menu to both boost their offerings and infuse dishes with a seasonal flair.
“When our guests dine with us, we want them to feel like their healthy choices are neither a sacrifice in flavor nor satisfaction,” said Alan Wright, Newk’s Chief Marketing Officer. “By making our 600-Calorie Menu options available year-round, Newk’s guests can maintain their healthy eating habits 365 days a year.”
Newk’s meticulously handcrafts each of its meals in its open-view kitchens with rigorously-selected fresh ingredients, making traditional lower calorie offerings, such as soups and salads, as delicious as they are nutritious. 600-Calorie Menu options—such as the Newk’s Shrimp Po’boy paired with Tomato Basil soup, along with seafood-topped salads like the Ahi Tuna Salad or Shrimp and Avocado Salad topped with calorie-conscious dressings— are far from compromises in either heartiness or flavor.
The Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery currently has nearly 95 locations across 13 states. Newk’s is featured on Technomic’s list of top 50 fast-casual chains nationwide.
About Newk’s Eatery
Based in Jackson, Miss., 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 nearly 95 units in 13 states and is gaining national attention for its accelerated growth and commitment to community. FastCasual.com has named Newk’s one of its top 20 “Movers and Shakers,” while Franchise Times magazine ranked Newk’s among its top Fast and Serious franchise brands and Technomic listed Newk’s among its top 50 U.S. fast-casual chains. The brand was also recently named among “The Next 20” by Nation’s Restaurant News and one of QSR magazine’s “Best Franchise Deals.” For more information, visit Newks.com, join the Roundtable Club or follow Newk’s on Facebook and Twitter.