About Newk’s

The beginning of Newk’s

Newk’s founders left to right: Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson , and Chris Newcomb .

The team behind Newk’s Franchise Company, LLC has a special talent for developing innovative restaurant concepts that not only meet consumer’s current needs, but anticipate their future needs as well. As the founders of McAlister’s Deli, Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson and Chris Newcomb pioneered the fast casual restaurant concept, defining and energizing the fastest-growing segment in the restaurant industry.

After providing a solid foundation and establishing strong upward growth for McAlister’s Deli, they sold the successful chain to focus on creating the future of fast casual dining: The Newk’s Eatery concept has been developed and refined to meet the needs of consumers and franchise operators alike. For consumers, Newk’s Eatery units provide a tantalizing variety of made-to-order menu choices, available for comfortable in-café dining or for convenient pick-up. For franchise owners, it’s a streamlined, low labor operation that’s designed for efficiency, site adaptability and multiple revenue opportunities.

Chris NewcombFounder & Chief Executive Officer

Chris Newcomb

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Don Newcomb

Founder & Chairman

Debra Bryson

Founder & Vice President

John Clagg

Chief Financial Officer

Alan Wright

Vice President of Franchise Operations / Marketing
Area Director of Company Operations

Kevin Anderson

Vice President of Company Operations
Gary Brem Director of Development

Gary Brem

Director of Development

Keith Moody

Franchise Operations Territory Director

Mark Reedy

Director of Performance, Development and Culture
Klara Smith General Legal Council

Klara Smith

Corporate Counsel

Janet McDaniel

Director of Purchasing
Adam Karveller-Information Technology Director

Adam Karveller

Director of Information Technology

Rachael Myrick

Building & Design Project Manager
Melinda Spille Marketing Manager - Newco Dining

Melinda Spille

Marketing Manager

Billy Jerome

Opening Training & Development Specialist
Jennifer Carroll Human Resources Manager

Jennifer Carroll

Human Resources Manager

Chris Baldwin

Advertising Manager

Will Guice

Restaurant Technology Support Specialist

Zack Phillips

MIT Training Manager