McAlister's Deli

McAlister's Deli, a leading fast-casual restaurant, announced a same-store sales increase of 5 percent during the first quarter of 2013. 

This marks the 11th straight quarter of positive sales growth. Comp sales were driven primarily by an increase in entrée...

April 2013

David Blackburn has been in the foodservice business his entire adult life. Since 1979, the McAlister’s Deli franchisee has cataloged more than 25 years of experience in the casual-dining sector, spending 16 of those as regional vice president of operations at O’Charley’s....

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast-casual restaurant, is offering guests new limited-time menu items including sandwich grillers, a seasonal berry salad, and hearty pot roast.

The menu runs April 8–June 30 and features:

McAlister’s Deli announced the grand-prize winner of its Big Easy Experience promotion.

Melanie Hoffman of Grapevine, Texas, won an all-inclusive trip to New Orleans and dinner with McAlister’s executive chef David Groll. 

“The Big Easy Experience was a great...

The Bistro Group, a Cincinnati-based franchise of McAlister’s Deli announced its plan to expand in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.  

The Bistro Group owns and operates five McAlister’s Deli locations in Ohio and Kentucky. After more than seven successful years with...

McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces a same-store sales increase of 8.3 percent during the fourth quarter of 2012. Company-owned restaurants were up 9.2 percent and franchise restaurants were up 8.2 percent. 

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, introduces a Cajun Shrimp menu as its latest culinary creation. Available through March 31, the Cajun Shrimp menu showcases Louisiana-inspired seasonings on a Po Boy, Caesar Wrap, and Caesar Salad.

February 2013

Every industry has its unwritten rules for success, a series of dos and don’ts that conventional wisdom suggests are the path to profits.

The quick-serve industry is no exception. For decades, companies have operated under a series of assumptions that guide their business decisions...

Improving Restaurants, a technology and software provider for the restaurant industry, announced that it has earned the Genghis Grills 2012 Vendor of the Year Award.

In delivering the people, processes, and software that drive business performance for Genghis Grills, Improving Restaurants...

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast-casual restaurant, is helping guests kick off their New Year’s resolution to eat healthy with a new “Lite Choose Two” menu, featuring a variety of low-calorie sandwiches, salads, and soups.

Offered through March 31, 2013, McAlister...

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast-casual restaurant, announced it has been ranked among the top performing fast-casual chains in a new consumer survey presented by Technomic at its Fast Casual 2012 Trends & Directions Conference.

McAlister’s Deli took the top spot in five...

Thanks to two years of hard work, menu upgrades, and improved speed of service, fast casual McAlister’s Deli is truly reaping rewards. The recently released third-quarter results showed that the more than 300-unit brand reached its ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales...

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, is ringing in the holidays and engaging its fans via a creative social media contest to name “The Penguin,” the brand’s holiday gift card mascot. The contest gives customers the chance to win not only bragging rights,...

September 2012

Many college-bound students have one word on their minds: freedom. Restaurant operators associate another word with campus life: captivity.

And both groups are equally excited about it.

It’s clear that one of the most severe droughts in the nation’s history will affect food costs, but just how much and exactly when still remain to be seen.

While restaurants have grown accustomed to absorbing food-price swings, operators say this summer’s drought may...

With commodity prices expected to present even greater challenges to restaurant operators, three more national and regional chains are turning to SpenDifference for help in navigating today’s volatile economic environment.

McAlister’s Deli, Genghis Grill, and Margaritas join a...

McAlister's Deli, a leading fast-casual restaurant, announced that Donna Josephson has joined the company as vice president of marketing.

She brings to McAlister's more than 20 years of restaurant marketing experience and has been instrumental in developing and implementing...

August 2012

Want to know which 15 brands are knocking on the QSR 50's door? Some are old favorites, others are new to the list, but they're all trying their hardest to climb their way into the Top 50 ranks.

51 McAlister’s Deli rank last year: 52...

McAlister’s Deli announces that Carl Jakaitis has been named chief financial officer. He is a seasoned restaurant finance executive with more than 30 years of financial experience in the restaurant industry. 

“I’m confident Carl’s substantial...

Free Tea Day is back by popular demand at McAlister’s Deli. On Thursday, July 26, guests who visit any of the participating McAlister’s Deli locations will get a free 32-ounce, signature McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea. No coupon is required and no purchase is...