Newk’s Eatery Creates “Ahi!” Moment with New Seafood Entrées



Newk's Eatery Creates "Ahi!" Moment with New Seafood Entrées

Ahi Tuna Salad

Fast casual restaurant brand expands Lent-friendly menu

Newk's Eatery Creates "Ahi!" Moment with New Seafood EntréesNewk’s Eatery has unveiled three new, gourmet-inspired entrées featuring sushi-grade Ahi Tuna and whole, succulent shrimp — ideal for seafood lovers, as well as those looking for healthful, flavorful meal alternatives for the Lenten season. The Ahi Tuna Sandwich, Ahi Tuna Salad and Shrimp and Avocado Salad are available February through mid-May in nearly 80 Newk’s restaurants. These fresh selections join Newk’s year-round seafood favorites which include Newk’s Signature Shrimp Po’boy, Lobster Crab Bisque, Spicy Shrimp Pizza and Caesar Salad topped with grilled salmon.

Newk’s new seafood menu is centered on the restaurant’s prime offering of hand-prepped Ahi Tuna steaks, marinated in a sweet and salty, oriental-style blend of soy sauce, honey and mirin. The filets are also rolled in sesame seeds on all sides to give each bite a satisfying crunch. Newk’s Ahi Tuna Sandwich features layers of tender Ahi Tuna steak seared medium rare, served on toasted French bread, topped with baby arugula and finished with a tangy dill sauce that is made in-house. For a lighter alternative, guests may order the Ahi Tuna Salad which offers flash-seared tuna on a bed of spring mix greens, tossed with cucumbers, grape tomatoes, radishes, carrots and Newk’s house-made ginger wasabi dressing.

Newk's Eatery Creates "Ahi!" Moment with New Seafood Entrées

Ahi Tuna Sandwich

To top off Newk’s Lent-friendly menu, the Shrimp and Avocado Salad showcases an indulgent medley of broiled shrimp, diced avocado, leafy arugula, green onions and feta cheese, paired with Newk’s homemade lemon basil vinaigrette dressing. The Ahi Tuna Sandwich is priced at $9.99, while the Ahi Tuna Salad is sold for $12.99 and the Shrimp and Avocado salad for $10.99.

“A great deal of thought and research has gone into the careful selection of fresh, premium ingredients for Newk’s new seafood entrées,” said Alan Wright, Vice President of Marketing and Franchise Operations. “Several of these ingredients have been imported to ensure guests authentic, flavorful food experiences because we believe that quality flavor starts with quality ingredients.”

Newk's Eatery Creates "Ahi!" Moment with New Seafood Entrées

Shrimp and Avocado Salad

At Newk’s, there is something for everyone to enjoy from the restaurant’s diverse menu of fresh tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches and made-from-scratch soups and desserts.  Newk’s signature menu items are meticulously handcrafted with rigorously selected fresh ingredients in an open kitchen and served tableside in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s Eatery currently has nearly 80 locations in 13 states. Newk’s is featured on Technomic’s list of top 50 fast casual chains nationwide.

For more information about Newk’s or to view Newk’s menu, visit Newks.com or Newk’s Facebook page.

For more information on franchise opportunities, go to www.newks.com/franchise.

Newk’s Eatery is passionate about delivering fresh, flavorful food experiences. The fast casual brand’s culinary-driven menu prepared in its open-view kitchens includes made-from-scratch soups, fresh tossed salads, artisan pizzas, hot toasted sandwiches and desserts. Rapidly expanding since its first restaurant opening in 2004, Jackson, Miss.-based Newk’s currently operates and franchises nearly 80 units in 13 states. For more information, visit Newks.com, join the Roundtable Club or follow Newk’s on Facebook and Twitter.