McAlister's Deli

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. 

McAlister's Inks Multiunit Deal for Cleveland Area

McAlister's Deli announced the signing of a development agreement with an experienced multiunit operator to develop three restaurants in the Cleveland, Ohio, area—the brand’s first locations in the market.

Gary Master, owner and operator of three Houlihan’s and six Wendy’s restaurants, will open three McAlister’s locations in the Cleveland market over the next two years, with the first anticipated to open in late fall 2014. Master is targeting the Westlake and Strongsville areas for expansion.

McAlister's Partners with Lenders for Nat'l Franchise Expansion

McAlister's Deli, a fast-casual restaurant, announced it has partnered with several lenders for franchise expansion nationwide. First Franchise Capital, Balboa Capital, and Franchise America Finance have committed to financing new construction and remodels, as well as POS upgrades and equipment.

The Future of Franchising

How the franchise model is adapting to today’s marketplace.

Fast food brands change franchising model to succeed in economic climate.
Corner Bakery is preparing for aggressive growth through experienced, multiunit franchisees.

Anthony Pigliacampo is like few of his predecessors in the quick-service game.

Pigliacampo is the founder of Modmarket, a Colorado-based concept that continues to earn rave reviews for its modern environment and high-quality food, and which had six stores open at the end of 2013. By the end of this year, Modmarket’s unit count will jump to 13 and then to at least 24 by the end of 2015.

What makes Pigliacampo different from his peers is that all of that growth will be through company-owned stores.

McAlister's Teams Up with Produce Mom

McAlister's Deli and The Produce Mom announce the launch of “Produce Mom Picks” to help consumers enjoy more fresh produce while dining out. Customers at Indiana’s sixteen McAlister’s Deli locations will benefit from The Produce Mom Picks Menu to help choose some of McAlister’s items that use fresh fruits and vegetables. As part of this program, the Fruit or Veggie side is now included in the price of a kids meal.


McAlister’s Deli Opens New Irving, Texas, Location

Dallas-based restaurant group, The Saxton Group, is adding to its title as largest McAlister’s Deli franchisee with the opening of their newest location near I-635 and Beltline in Irving, Texas. To celebrate, McAlister’s Deli will make a 10-percent donation of all sales from the grand opening day, Friday, February 14, to Irving-based Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

McAlister’s Deli Rewards Guests for Healthy Eating

McAlister's Deli announced its “Drop It to Win” sweepstakes where one lucky fan will win a beach getaway just for playing and learning about the Lite Choose Two menu at McAlister’s. The Lite Choose Two menu makes eating lighter easier by pairing menu items into lower-calorie combinations.