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Newk”s Express Cafe to Make Gwinnett Debut

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Newk”s Express Caf## will open its first Georgia restaurant on August 22 at 911 Duluth Highway in Lawrenceville. Greg LaFoe, 28, is the owner of the restaurant. LaFoe will open at least two more restaurants in Northeast Atlanta.

Created by the founders of McAlister”s Deli – who pioneered the fast-casual restaurant concept – Newk”s Express Caf## provides an express casual dining experience and features a variety of made-to-order choices including fresh-tossed salads, oven-baked sandwiches, California-style pizzas, made-from-scratch soups and homemade cakes baked by Newk”s Bakery Company. A selection of wines by the glass and beer is also available.

“After working for the corporate office of Newk”s Express Caf## for a year and a half, I really love and believe in the brand,”# LaFoe said. “I”m confident that the concept will do well in Atlanta, where residents are always looking for delicious, healthier lunch options.”#

About Newk”s Express Caf##
Since opening its first location in Oxford, Miss. in 2004, Newk”s Express Caf##s have expanded their presence to seven states, mainly across the U.S. southeast. There are currently more than 35 restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. Approximately 30 of the restaurants are franchise owned. Newk”s will enter new markets this year, including Atlanta, Ga., Arkansas and Michigan. Newk”s Express Caf## is seeking multi-unit development partners with the financial capability to open a minimum of three restaurants. Markets targeted for future expansion include Houston; Oklahoma City; Tulsa, OK.; Chicago; Louisville, KY.; Orlando; Cincinnati and Richmond, VA.