Newk’s veteran will oversee internal relations during rapid expansion of Newk’s Eatery restaurants
As vice president, Anderson will lead area directors over Newk’s nine company-owned restaurants, manage the company’s product testing, and oversee the manager-in-training program as well as new store opening training and development. The responsibilities, Anderson said, are designed to ensure each guest has an exceptional quality experience at each Newk’s location. To achieve that goal, Anderson will develop and support career paths for managers and shift leads at all levels who exemplify Newk’s commitment to outstanding guest service and understand what it takes to run a successful Newk’s Eatery.
“Kevin’s skillful development of highly productive management teams is an asset to the company’s culture and aggressive growth plans,” said President and CEO Chris Newcomb. “By mentoring and developing those teams, he is furthering our goal of being the gold standard for guest service in the casual restaurant business.” Anderson will also oversee the Performance, Development and Culture department at Newk’s.
For the past 12 years, Anderson has been in the multi-unit restaurant management industry. In his previous roles, Anderson has overseen a six-unit restaurant group each consisting of 70 employees, three managers and one general manager. In 2009, he joined Newk’s and served in the capacity of General Manager for three years. Anderson rose through the ranks of Newk’s, from General Manager to Area Director of Company Operations to his current position as Vice President of Company Operations.
As a refreshing casual dining experience in a stylish atmosphere with an emphasis on freshness, flavor and unparalleled customer service, Newk’s Eatery boasts a comprehensive menu of freshly-prepared entrees with sizable portions and exceptional ingredient combinations. Rapidly expanding since the first restaurant opening in Oxford, Miss. in 2004, Newk’s currently operates and franchises 63 units in 12 states. Headquartered in Jackson, Miss., the rights to more than 100 units of the culinary-driven dining concept have been sold across the South. From the restaurants’ open-view kitchens, customers dining in can watch the preparation of fresh-tossed salads, oven-baked sandwiches, California-style pizzas, made-from-scratch soups and homemade cakes and then customize their meals at the signature Roundtable. Conveniently, Newk’s also offers catering and daily-prepared menu options in the Grab-N-Go refrigerated case at the front of each store. For more information visit www.newks.com, join the Roundtable Club for email updates or follow the restaurant on Facebook and Twitter.