Healthy Eating

New restaurant in far north Fort Worth goes for healthy from scratch

New restaurant in far north Fort Worth goes for healthy from scratch

There's plenty on the menu, something for everyone. Courtesy of Newk's

Mississippi-based fast-casual chain the award-winning fast casual restaurant Newk's Eatery is doubling down its presence in Fort Worth with a second location in the area set to open in early October.

According to a release, the restaurant will open at 3556 TX-114 in the Champions Center, the big mixed use development across from the Texas Motor Speedway. When you type in the address, be careful not to type 3556 Highway 114 because that gets you to Rhome, Texas. It's not near Rhome; it's west of Roanoke and north of Alliance Airport.

Newk's is an upscale fast-casual concept known for scratch-made recipes. They serve sandwiches, entrée salads, soups, and pizzas for lunch and dinner, as well as house-made desserts such as its signature dozen-layer cakes.

Newk's was launched in 2004 in Oxford, Mississippi, by Don Newcomb, Debra Bryson, and Chris Newcomb, founders of the McAlister's Deli chain, which they sold in 2001.

Newk's (an abbreviation of the Newcomb name) was conceived as a more foodie-friendly place, with some menu items taken from family recipes.

Founder-CEO Chris Newcomb has a passion for big flavors, cooking with imported cheeses, prime meats, seasonal veggies, house-roasted garlic, and house-infused olive oils.

The chain really likes Dallas-Fort Worth. It made its area debut in West Plano, where it opened in April 2013. It has since opened a location in Irving and Fort Worth, in the Presidio Junction complex, at 2217 North Tarrant Pkwy.

Newk's has more than 120 restaurants across the country, yet the brand still takes a hands-on approach to every meal with hand prepared, high-quality ingredients and meats that are hand-sliced and flame-grilled.

Maybe best of all, they use real silverware, not plastic, and they serve beer and wine. Good news all around.