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Dakenna selected to lead Newk's expansion in Southeast!

posted Jan 21, 2012, 11:59 AM by Daniel Kane   [ updated Jan 21, 2012, 12:04 PM ]

A Mississippi restaurant chain plans to open 24 new units throughout the South, including five in Northeast Florida, according to a company press release.

Terry and Linda Russell will open five Newk's Express Cafe restaurants in Jacksonville and St. Augustine. They are among the four separate franchise groups that have signed deals to develop the concept in the Jacksonville area, Baton Rouge and Lafayette, LA.; Michigan; Virginia; and Atlanta.

Newk’s Express Cafe is an express casual dining restaurant that features a variety of made-to-order salads, soups, sandwiches and pizzas. 

Dakenna Development is selected as the preferred contractor to lead the Florida expansion.