TAHLEQUAH, Okla.  – Newk’s Eatery, known for its culinary-driven menu, open kitchens and blue-ribbon ingredients, will open its first Oklahoma location at Cherokee Springs Plaza in Tahlequah, projected in November of 2018.

“Newk’s brings a fresh take on fast casual dining that emphasizes authentic, flavorful ingredients and dishes prepared in-house the same way we’d make them at home,” Newk’s co-founder and CEO Chris Newcomb said. “We look forward to serving the Tahlequah community and introducing Newk’s to the state of Oklahoma.”

The restaurant, locally owned by franchisees Jim Lynch and Jim White and operated by Brett Lynch, will be Newk’s first location in the state of Oklahoma and marks the brand’s continued nationwide expansion. The Tahlequah location joins three other Newk’s Eateries in Northwest Arkansas – Fayetteville, Rogers and Siloam Springs (opening in June) – owned and operated by the Lynch/White franchise group.

Designed for the way people want to eat today, Newk’s Eatery serves made-from-scratch sandwiches, salads, soups and handcrafted pizzas for lunch and dinner. Every dish is prepared in Newk’s open-view kitchens with premium ingredients, such as petite tenderloin steak, Atlantic salmon, all-white meat chicken breast and sushi-grade ahi tuna, to give guests a flavor-rich dining experience.

The centerpiece of the Newk’s dining room is The Roundtable, where guests customize meals with complimentary condiments and extras, including house-roasted garlic in Italian extra-virgin olive oil, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, capers, imported pepperoncini, Torinesi-style breadsticks, hand-cut house-made croutons and guest-favorite bread-and-butter pickles.

“We are glad that Newk’s is making its home at Cherokee Springs Plaza,” said Chuck Garrett, executive vice president of Cherokee Nation Businesses, the site’s developer. “We believe this location is a gem and will bring the entertainment and dining options to the capital of the Cherokee Nation that this community deserves and will enjoy. Newk’s shares our mission of delivering quality guest service, and we find it a great asset to the development.”

The 4,000-square-foot Tahlequah location, at 3377 Cherokee Springs Road, will offer indoor dining for 145 guests and patio seating for 40 more. The restaurant also features a Grab-N-Go cooler section filled with its most popular fresh-made sandwiches, salads, soups, desserts and beverages, ideal for guests on the go. Guests at Newk’s can dine in, take out, call in orders, order online and order by mobile app, and the Newk’s in Tahlequah will offer an extensive catering menu for all occasions. 


For more information about Newk’s Eatery, visit www.newks.com.