UPDATE: The planned Monday opening of Newk’s Eatery at Legacy Place has been postponed, a restaurant publicist told The Post, citing “inclement weather.” A new opening date has not been announced.
ORIGINAL POST: If Hurricane Matthew treats us kindly, we can expect a brand new restaurant to open Monday in Palm Beach Gardens: At long last, Newk’s Eatery is set to open at the Legacy Place shopping plaza.
The new restaurant debuts in the prime, long-vacant, fountain-side space once occupied by the Java Moon café. And the casual spot’s first order of business is to offer this hot deal:
The first 50 people in line at 11 a.m. will get a free $100 gift card, plus various other prizes, to use on their next visit. The next 50 people will get a variety of Newk’s branded items.
Plus, leading up to the grand opening, Newk’s is offering special preview tastings to anyone who signs up via this link.
Newk’s, which gets its name from its founding family (the Newcombs of Jackson, Miss.), is a fast-casual spot serving salads, toasted sandwiches, soups, pizzas and desserts. The upcoming restaurant’s 4600-square-foot space allows for indoor and outdoor seating for 140 diners.
The Gardens location will be the first of 10 planned for southeast Florida by the Tracy family of franchisees (led by Pat Tracy, his father Tom and brothers Matt and Ryan). Before venturing into Newk’s, the family opened eight Five Guys locations in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties as well as an independent restaurant in Virginia.
The Newk’s national chain has 103 locations in 13 states and expects to open more than 200 others by 2019.
Open Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.