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.
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, 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.
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51 McAlister’s Deli rank last year: 52
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.
Free Tea Day is back by popular demand at McAlister’s Deli. On Thursday, July 26, guests who visit any of the participating McAlister’s Deli locations will get a free 32-ounce, signature McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea. No coupon is required and no purchase is necessary.
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.
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.