McAlister's Deli

McAlister’s Biggest Franchisee Signs 30-Unit Expansion Deal

McAlister's Deli announced its largest franchisee, The Saxton Group, has signed an agreement to develop 30 new restaurants in three states over the next six years. The growth will occur in markets throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri, with a primary focus in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Kansas City markets.  

McAlister's Delivers 12th Quarter of Positive Sales

McAlister's Deli announced a same-store sales increase of 6.4 percent during the second quarter of 2013. This marks the 12th straight quarter of positive sales growth. 

Comp sales were driven primarily by an increase in entrée sales, indicating overall traffic gains for McAlister’s restaurants system-wide.

The Face of Leadership

What do Phil Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, and Richard Branson have in common? In addition to being well-known personalities and powerful figures in their respective fields, all three have built unprecedented personal leadership brands that transcend their professions and, in some cases, precede their reputations.

Personal leadership branding is just as important in the quick-service restaurant industry as it is for those in the sports, entertainment, and travel sectors, largely due to the direct correlation the public makes between a CEO and his or her brand.

Beyond The Tablet

In an age when, according to Pew Research Center, one in three Americans owns a tablet and most adults use the Internet on their cell phones, it’s no surprise that businesses of all shapes and sizes are bringing in technology to bolster sales.

Innovative technologies are nothing new at quick-service restaurant brands, with many concepts employing digital menuboards, kiosks, iPads at the table, and other ways of letting customers tap into technology while inside the four walls.

McAlister’s To Give Away Free Tea For Fifth Year Running

McAlister’s Deli announced its fifth-annual “Free Tea Day” on Thursday, July 25. Guests who visit any of the participating McAlister's locations will receive a free 32-ounce McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea. 

“Free Tea Day allows our operators and franchisees to reward loyal guests and introduce our famous sweet tea to new guests,” says McAlister’s president and CEO Frank Paci. “Free Tea Day has become a highly anticipated event, and we expect to serve more than 320,000 glasses of tea this year.”  

McAlister’s Looking to Expand Throughout Tampa

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces its newest location in Tampa, Florida, will open on Monday, July 22, at 4410 West Boy Scout Blvd. To celebrate, the restaurant will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. in addition to giving away $25 McAlister’s gift cards to the first 50 guests.