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Newk’s Eatery Opening New Restaurant in Benton


Newk’s Eatery is continuing its push into the Arkansas market, opening its first location in Benton.

Located along Interstate 30, the new restaurant is 4,419 square feet and can accomodate 148 patrons. The new Newk’s location is set to open on Monday, Oct. 14.

“At Newk’s Eatery, our kitchen is an open book,” Terry White, franchisee of the Newk’s Benton location, said. “We’re thrilled to welcome in the Benton community to experience our fresh ingredients and wholesome meals firsthand.” 

To date, Newk’s has opened multiple restaurants in Arkansas, including the Benton location. Newk’s locations have been opened in Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Jonesboro, Hot Springs, Rogers, Fayetteville and Siloam Springs.

“We’re thrilled to begin serving the Benton community as we continue our growth in Arkansas,” said Michelle Spohnholz, VP of marketing at Newk’s Eatery. “At Newk’s, we take a hands-on approach to every meal and go the extra mile to get the finest ingredients. We take personal pride in the details – cooking with house-roasted garlic and house-infused olive oils, as well as hand-chopping 20 fresh produce items daily. Our founder Chris ‘Newk’ Newcomb develops our scratch-made recipes, which come from the Newcomb family and have been perfected over generations.”

Founded in 2004, Newk’s is headquartered in Jackson, Miss. Since its founding, the company has opened more than 120 total restaurants. Newk’s was founded by Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson and Chris Newcomb, who also founded McAlister’s Deli.

The Benton location’s hours will be Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday through Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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