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Fast Casual Restaurant Newk’s Eatery Coming to Midtown

Restaurant targeting a spring opening in the former Yes Home space at the Shops at Metropolis.

Newk’s Eatery is coming to Midtown as the Jackson, Miss.-based casual eatery plans to open in the shuttered Yes Home space at the Shops at Metropolis (SAM). A late spring opening date is targeted at 921 Peachtree Street.

Real estate firm Jamestown made the announcement Monday via a press release. A neighbor to the recently opened La Tagliatella at Peachtree and 8th streets, Newk’s Eatery is a fast casual concept pioneered by the founders of McAlister’s Deli, a quick service restaurant specializing in hand-crafted sandwiches, spuds and other made-to-order menu items. Newk’s franchises are in 11 other states, and this will reportedly be the company’s fifth location in Georgia.

According to the release, the restaurant offers a variety of tasty choices with menu items that include crisp tossed salads, personal pizzas and toasted specialty sandwiches, along with a classic selection of homemade desserts and coffee for a sweet ending. Newk’s serves customers through in-café dining and to-go options. And, for those hungry and in a hurry, Newk’s also offers a grab-n-go option, where ready-to-go sandwiches and salads are available for immediate pick-up, as early as 9 a.m.

From office lunches to family get-togethers, Newk’s Catering menu can supply parties with deli-style sandwich platters, signature boxed salads and lunches as well as a number of specialty trays.

“We have been anxiously waiting to open Newk’s Eatery in Midtown,” Keith Estapa and Missy Moon, co-owners of Georgia’s newest location, said in a release. “SAM is an ideal environment for Newk’s, where we can provide professionals and residents of Midtown a fresh, made-from-scratch option that is only steps away from their home or office.”

Kevin April 02, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I'm sure we'll have the normal complainers who despise anything chain-related, or anything that's not farm to table, organic, fair trade, and priced below $20 an entree. But for normal people, Newk's is great. Love their salads and sandwiches. I wish them well! I'll certainly give them some business.
Urbanist April 02, 2013 at 05:06 PM
Yes, you'll have people who would like to see Atlanta develop some sense of individual persona instead of turn into the bland mash of anywhere usa eateries and bars that it has become.
Kevin April 02, 2013 at 05:19 PM
On cue, misery shows up.
Individualism April 02, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Ha Ha thanks Kevin you are so right, good old urbanist always shows up to remind us why his idea of "Midtown" should be so different to the rest of traditional USA... Those ideas never worked lol how many brave souls have tried just between 6th and 10th on Peachtree St and now live somewhere in a pretty "individual" trailorpark since they lost everything ha ha
aposter April 03, 2013 at 05:03 AM
What Atlanta really needs is another Mexican place...so our per capita Mexican restaurant ration can rival that of Tijuana. Or maybe a strip mall with an over abundance of parking so we don't need to actually walk anywhere and work off the meal.
Kevin April 03, 2013 at 01:29 PM
You guys are right. We should line up the owners of these companies wanting to invest their money in the neighborhood and waterboard them-- one by one. How dare they invest in our little slice of transvestite-hooker, smash and grab heaven? Seriously, I'm sure several of you are nice people, but you come across as bitchy. Arch, before you ban me, I didn't call them names. I described their personalities with an adjective.
Urbanist April 03, 2013 at 02:13 PM
First - It's highly doubtful that those who attempted to open a unique business and wound up failing, live in a trailer park. Maybe that's what's familiar to you, but not to most with a sense of aspiration above the norm. Second - This is less about "my idea of Midtown" than it is about the fact that the only thing this city seems to embrace in disproportionate numbers are terribly bland chain restaurants. The handful of really good, decent eateries in this town are kept alive by transient traffic (i.e. It's our big night in the city crowds), and a small spattering of locals. This is why the "best restaurants" of Atlanta rarely change. It says much about the general persona of this city...
Urbanist April 03, 2013 at 02:16 PM
Clearly not getting the point. It has little to do with the retailers. Sure, the building owners are going to lease that space. No surprise there. However, if this city didn't permit the incredibly destructive and terrible types of developments it does, then we wouldn't be left with the issues of things like rents that are so high that many local operators shy away from them, or large swaths of the city left dead due to massive parking structures.
Tony Vajlikker April 03, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Newks will fail in that terrible location for food- no parking
Houston Neal Kirby April 05, 2013 at 04:53 AM
I used to work at one of the original McAlister's and I welcome Newk's with open arms!
Jvoice April 05, 2013 at 10:46 PM
I see the Creative Loafer readers bleed over to the patch, hate cars, hate walmart, hate kids, hate corporation's, anything new. If you don't like chains, don't spend you money there, if enough people agree with you, they will go away. But please stop trying to dictate that Atlanta become Portland. Guess what urbanist, no parking, no business.

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