McAlister's Deli

McAlister's, Genghis Grill Seek Supply Chain Support

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 client roster that includes Smashburger, Sizzler, Taco John’s, Pizza Ranch, Big Boy, HuHot Mongolian Grill, and others.

McAlister's Deli Lands New Vice President of Marketing

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 innovative customer and franchisee marketing programs throughout her career.

QSR 50 Contenders

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

Carl Jakaitis Joins McAlister’s as Chief Financial Officer

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 restaurant industry experience will provide McAlister’s Deli with additional leadership and expertise as we continue to develop the McAlister’s brand and expand our system footprint,” says McAlister’s Deli President and CEO Frank Paci.

McAlister’s Signs Multi-Unit Deals for 18 Restaurants

McAlister’s Deli announced today the signing of three multi-unit store development agreements with new and existing franchisees for 10 new restaurants in the Greater Tampa, Florida, area; three new restaurants in Central Michigan; and five new restaurants in Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.

Millenial Consumers Rank Their Top Chains

Millennials are unique. They communicate differently, are self-expressive, confident, liberal, upbeat, and open to change. But marketing to them can be a challenge.

This group (ages 19-34) has a distinct perspective on dining occasions, placing more value on attributes like social responsibility, sustainability, local, and organic, grass-fed, and hormone-free offerings. They foster emotional connections to brands and their loyalty stems beyond experience. 

McAlister's Deli to Update Store Design, Add Tea Bar

McAlister's Deli has announced a new store design for its restaurants. Combining modern and traditional elements, the new design gives the 23-year-old brand an updated look and feel.

"We are very excited about our new store design, and believe our customers will find our restaurants even more inviting, accommodating and appealing," says McAlister's Deli President and CEO Frank Paci.

"It's the perfect combination of traditional touches like our town murals with updated decor and furnishings that give our location a fresh look."

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