Atlanta — Newk’s Eatery, a Jackson, Mississippi-based fast casual restaurant chain, has signed a new development agreement with franchisee C^2 Investment Partners LLC for six new locations in the Atlanta area.
The multi-unit operator will open the new restaurants within the next four years. The agreement is part of Newk’s growth plan to double in size in the next three years. The chain currently has more than 100 units in 13 states, predominantly in the Southeast. Owned by Brent Cann and Doug Cullinan, C^2 Investment Partners has purchased an existing Newk’s Eatery at 2566 Briarcliff Road N.E. in Atlanta. C^2’s operating partner, Lynn Townsend, a longtime resident of the Atlanta area, brings more than 20 years of hospitality and restaurant experience to the investment group.