McAlister's Deli

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.

 

Fruit and BBQ Themes of McAlister’s Summer Menu

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating summer with new limited-time promotions, including BBQ pulled pork, refreshing dessert shooters, and a new twist on McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea. Available July 8 through September 29, the new menu items include:

 

BBQ Pulled Pork Items:

  • Sandwich – Pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw on toasted ciabatta bread.

McAlister's "Free Tea Day" Sweepstakes Underway

McAlister’s Deli, a fast casual restaurant, announces its “Sweet Summer Sweepstakes” to celebrate and reward its guests. Every day beginning July 1, McAlister’s is giving away a $100 Gift Card as it counts down to Free Tea Day (July 25) when it will announce the winner of the Grand Prize — free tea every week for a year and a Sweet Summer Bash. The summer bash includes an event catered by McAlister’s and includes games, music, and giveaways for the winner and 50 friends.

 

McAlister's Deli In Indiana Gets A Grand Reopening

McAlister’s Deli is pleased to announce the grand reopening celebration for their newest restaurant location in Carmel, Indiana. The celebration will take place on Monday, June 17, from 4 to 9 p.m. 

 

Radio stations WFMS-FM (95.5) and WZPL-FM (99.5) will host live radio remotes covering the event. Promotion teams for the stations will be holding merchandise and prize giveaways, including prizes valued in excess of $150.

 

McAlister's Names Franchisee of the Year

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast-casual restaurant, awarded The Saxton Group and Southwest Deli with the Franchisee of the Year Award at its annual franchise conference in Las Vegas.

Led by Kelly Saxton, Dallas-based The Saxton Group owns and operates 53 McAlister’s restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri.

Southwest Deli, based in Odessa, Texas, and led by Larry Lee, has 15 locations in New Mexico and Texas.

The Franchisee of the Year Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in sales growth, unit expansion, and restaurant evaluation scores.

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