Industry News | August 14, 2013

McAlister’s Welcomes Illinois Store into the Fold

McAlister’s Deli announces its first location in Carbondale, Illinois, opened on Monday, August 19 at 1382 East Main Street. To celebrate, the restaurant will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, August 26 at 11 a.m.


“We’re excited to bring McAlister’s genuine hospitality to Carbondale,” says McAlister’s franchisee Donnie Harris. “From outstanding service to our high-quality food and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea, we’re committed to providing guests with an exceptional dining experience that will keep them coming back for more.”


McAlister’s Deli in Carbondale will also offer drive-thru service for those guests that do not want to sacrifice quality for convenience. The restaurant will serve guests from Sunday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to10:30 p.m.


McAlister’s has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its brand, including upgrading menu offerings and improving speed of service. Technomic recently recognized the brand 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.