Industry News | July 8, 2013

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.

  • Spud – Baked potato topped with tender pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and pickles.

  • Nachos – Smothered in pulled pork, BBQ sauce, and cheese sauce then topped with jalapeños, sour cream, and green onions.

 

Peach Tea – McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea freshly brewed with natural, peach puree and garnished with a fresh peach slice.

 

Dessert Shooters:

  • Blueberry-Mango – Mango filling layered with crumbled sugar cookie and topped with fresh blueberries.

  • Strawberry-Banana – Banana filling layered with crumbled sugar cookie and topped with fresh strawberries.

 

“Summer is the perfect time to introduce our new BBQ items which pair perfectly with our new peach tea that includes a shot of natural peach puree added to our famous sweet tea,” says Frank Paci, McAlister’s president and CEO. “We are also launching new mini desserts and have extended the very popular Pecanberry Salad, both of which feature fresh strawberries and blueberries.”

 

Over the past two years, McAlister’s has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its brand, including upgrading menu offerings and improving speed of service. Technomic recognized McAlister’s as the top chain in the fast casual industry for food and beverage and as one of consumers’ Top 5 Favorite Chains in the country.