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.
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 and compose their operations manuals. And many of these brands would suggest they’ve been all the wiser—and richer—by playing by the rules.
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 finished at the top of a who's who list of restaurant supply companies to be selected.
The award was presented by CEO Al Bhakta and the executive team at Genghis Grills’ annual Genghis Khanvention at the Omni Park West Hotel in Irving, Texas.
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’s Deli’s “Lite Choose Two” menu pairs existing menu items for quick and easy, healthy decisions.
Calorie counts are listed next to each of the pairings, which include:
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 categories, including food, beverages, value, service, and atmosphere.
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 growth.
And it all started when president and CEO Frank Paci came on board in 2010. Though Paci says a more stable economy has helped the brand improve sales and growth, he acknowledges that it was the chain’s focus on menu changes and service upgrades that truly made the difference.
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, but also $1,500 in prizes.
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 force them to pass on some of the burden to customers.