Newk’s Eatery plans to open in Mandarin, making it the chain’s third Jacksonville restaurant in addition to its Avenues and North Jacksonville locations.
The menu features salads, sandwiches, soups and pizza.
Newk’s posted at newks.com that 11112 San Jose Blvd. is an upcoming location.
It already operates at 14964 Max Leggett Parkway in the Parkway Shops at River City Marketplace in North Jacksonville at 9047-1 Southside Blvd. near The Avenues mall.
A building-permit application shows that 4,210 square feet will be renovated for Newk’s in Claire Lane Center in Mandarin.
The space is between Miller’s Mandarin Ale House and Mattress Firm on the south side of the center.
The company said Thursday the restaurant would open in early 2016.
Tenant representative Carrie Smith, regional managing partner of Franklin Street in Jacksonville, said the Claire Lane location will be corporately owned, as will be future Jacksonville restaurants. She is working on multiple locations in Northeast Florida.
The two Newk’s that are open are owned by a franchisee.
Newk’s Chief Development Officer Chris Cheek told the International Council of Shopping Centers North Florida Idea Exchange in January that the fast-casual bakery café looks for 3,800- to 4,500-square-foot locations and has converted former retail stores and restaurants into a Newk’s Eatery.
Newk’s is based in Jackson, Miss. Its website shows at least 86 open locations in 13 states.