McAlister's Deli

McAlister's to Build Presence in Arizona

McAlister’s Deli announced it has signed an agreement with existing franchise group Southwest Deli to open eight locations in Arizona, including the markets of Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff. The first of the new locations is expected to open in late 2015 with additional locations to open each year thereafter. McAlister’s Deli has one Arizona restaurant today, located in Scottsdale, with an additional location under development in Peoria, slated to open in November.

McAlister's Unveils New Takes on Most Popular Items

McAlister's Deli is offering customers a new way to enjoy some of its most popular menu items with the introduction of its Pecanberry Wrap and McAlister’s Club Salad. Available through September 30, guests can choose to have their summertime favorite Pecanberry Salad prepared as a wrap or the McAlister’s Club— the brand’s most popular sandwich—served as a salad.

McAlister’s Celebrates Year No. 25 with Tumblers, Sweepstakes

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, and through August 15, the chain will offer new, limited-time tumblers at all participating locations across the country. In addition, guests can enter McAlister’s 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25 gift cards and the grand prize: a trip to Atlanta and dinner with McAlister’s executive chef, David Groll.

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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Courting Calorie Counters

The nutritional value of limited-service restaurant food has been the topic of debate among consumers, critics, and operators for some time. Growing concerns over Americans’ high obesity levels have only heightened the debate, leading some observers to encourage increased governmental regulation of food, others to urge more focus on informed, unforced choice.

Much of the talk has been about calories, because consuming too many of those without accompanying exercise results in additional pounds.

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.”