Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery, which made its debut in the Second 100 this year at No. 189, grew estimated sales per unit by nearly 3 percent in the Latest Year, to $2.1 million. But the chain’s 25-percent domestic systemwide sales growth was attributed mostly to unit expansion.
Newk’s ended the Latest Year with 96 locations, a 28-percent increase year over year. In 2016, 20 restaurants are scheduled to open, mostly in the Sun Belt region, with significant