McAlister's Deli

McAlister’s Deli to Open 1st Unit in Pooler, GA

McAlister’s Deli announced its first location in Pooler, Georgia, will open on Monday, July 14 at 405 Pooler Parkway, Suite 300. The new restaurant is owned by DMAC 81 LLC, which operates four McAlister’s in Georgia, five in Florida, and six in South Carolina. In addition, they have development plans to open additional units in the Savannah area and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, over the next few years.

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McAlister’s Deli Opens in Evansville, IN

McAlister’s Deli, a fast-casual restaurant, announces its first location in Evansville, Indiana, opened on Monday, May 12, at 2220 N. Green River Road.

“We are thrilled to bring McAlister's Deli to Evansville,” says McAlister’s franchisee Kent Johnson. “Our family has been customers of McAlister's for over ten years, and we couldn’t be happier to open our very own location in our hometown. We look forward to bringing McAlister’s friendly atmosphere, unique menu, and genuine hospitality to the local residents of Evansville.”

McAlister's Deli Asks Fans to #ShowUsYourSip

McAlister's Deli announced its #ShowUsYourSip contest in which one fan will win free McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea for 25 years.

“Everyone has their own way of enjoying McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea, delicious flavored teas, and our lemonades. So whether it’s a sip, chug, or gulp, we want to see their sipping expertise!” says McAlister’s chief marketing officer Donna Josephson. “Our Show Us Your Sip promotion is a fun way to engage with our loyal tea freaks. We are excited to reward one grand prize winner the ultimate prize—one free tea every week for the next 25 years.”

McAlister's Announces Opening of New Mexico Unit

McAlister's Deli announced its first location in Carlsbad, New Mexico, opening with franchise group Southwest Deli on Monday, May 12. To celebrate, the restaurant will donate all tips collected within the first month to the local Boys and Girls Club.

"We're excited about bringing the first McAlister's Deli restaurant to Carlsbad," says Larry Lee, owner of Southwest Deli. "We feel confident that the local community will enjoy our great line of soups, salads, sandwiches, and spuds, as well McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea."

McAlister's Deli Adds Big Bold Cheesesteak to Lineup

McAlister's Deli announced the expansion of its line of Big Bold Sandwiches with the addition of the limited-time-only Big Bold Cheesesteak.

“We are always looking for ways to satisfy guests’ cravings with a variety of flavors.  We wanted to expand on the popularity of our Big Bold Sandwiches and the new Cheesesteak is McAlister’s take on an American regional favorite,” says McAlister's Deli VP of marketing, Donna Josephson.