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2015 Next 20 standout: Newk's Eatery

NRN takes a look at 20 restaurant chains best positioned to crack the Top 200 — and what they’re doing to get there. RELATED: • 2015 Next 20: Flexibility helps many brands meet their goals • Gallery: Meet the 2015 Next 20 brands • Sales and unit trend data

Most people, if given the chance, would do things differently the second time around. Chris Newcomb, Don Newcomb and Debra Bryson got that chance.

The trio opened the first Newk’s Eatery in Oxford, Miss., in February 2004 — three years after the sale of their first concept, McAlister’s Deli.

Their new concept gave them the opportunity to try a different approach.

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