Newk’s Eatery Welcomes New Director of Franchise Sales

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David Boatright
David Boatright

Iconic fast-casual restaurant brand hires David Boatright to bolster its executive team

Newk's Eatery Welcomes New Director of Franchise SalesJackson, MS  (  Newk’s Eatery is pleased to announce that it has hired David Boatright as director of Franchise Sales to lead the expansion of the brand.

“We’re excited to have David join our team.,” said Newk’s CEO Frank Paci. “He brings a wealth of franchising experience in the industry  and will really be able to contribute significantly  our franchise development efforts.”

Boatright joins Newk’s at a time when it is looking to expand its brand into key markets in North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma.

“I’ve been a fan of Newk’s from afar for quite some time and I’m so excited to now be joining such a great brand,” Boatright said. “I pride myself in being a successful leader with an  ability to deliver significant unit development  growth.

Prior to joining Newk’s, Boatright was Director of Franchise Sales at Fazoli’s. He also has past experience at other popular brands such as Bojangles, McAlister’s Deli, Huddle House, Mrs. Fields and TCBY.

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About Newk’s Eatery

Based in Jackson, Mississippi, Newk’s Eatery is a fast-casual chain that operates and franchises just under 100 units in 15 states. Founded in 2004 and named after Co-Founder Chris “Newk” Newcomb, Newk’s offers salads, sandwiches, soups, and pizzas, all made in-house without fryers or microwaves. Fresh grab-and-go options are also available, and Newk’s new mobile app, now available on Google Play and the App Store, offers mobile ordering for curbside, in-store pickup or delivery. In 2020, Newk’s ranked in Nation’s Restaurant News’ “Top 200 Countdown “and Restaurant Business’ Top 250 Chains.  Newk’s has also been selected as a Top Food Franchise by Entrepreneur. In 2021, Newk’s was recognized in Nation’s Restaurant’s News as a “Top Scorer in Takeout Food Quality” and ranked among the highest “True Loyalty” scores –the percentages of respondents who said they visit because of a real desire to experience the brand, as opposed to convenience. For more information, visit, join Newk’s Rewards or follow Newk’s on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter. For franchise information, visit

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