McAlister's Deli

McAlister's Welcomes New President Carin Stutz

McAlister’s Deli has named Carin Stutz President effective November 17, 2014. McAlister’s Deli is a fast-casual deli concept with more than 330 restaurants in more than 24 states. 

“Carin’s vast experience in building great teams, creating brand differentiation, driving operations, and delivering results make her an ideal candidate for the position,” says FOCUS Brands CEO Steve DeSutter. “I feel confident that McAlister’s will continue to thrive under her leadership and industry expertise.”

McAlister's Inks Houston Deal

McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced it has signed an agreement with new franchise group Southwest Concepts to open 10 locations throughout the Houston metropolitan area, with one location slated to open in 2015. McAlister’s currently has six restaurants throughout the Houston market and will also open two additional locations in 2015 with existing franchisees.

Seasoned Professionals

Along the Ohio River Road in Lesage, West Virginia, sits Hillbilly Hot Dogs, a destination stop for locals and tourists alike.

When winter hits, however, Hillbilly’s popular—and wildly distinctive—weenie stand sees a sharp, double-digit decline in revenue, says Sharie Knight, who opened the self-deprecating eatery with her husband, Sonny, in 1999. The sales drop is tough on the business, demanding ownership make some shrewd, strategic decisions to ensure the restaurant meets its annual financial targets.

“You really have to store your nuts,” Knight says.

McAlister's Expands Big Bold Menu

McAlister's Deli announced today it has expanded its "Big Bold" menu by adding the New Orleans Muffuletta and a new catering option, the Big Bold Catering Box. "Our 'Big Bold' sandwiches have been incredibly popular among guests,” says McAlister's Chief Marketing Officer Donna Josephson. “By adding the muffuletta to the lineup and offering a catering option, we are giving guests more of what they already love.

McAlister's to Build Presence in Arizona

McAlister’s Deli announced it has signed an agreement with existing franchise group Southwest Deli to open eight locations in Arizona, including the markets of Tucson, Yuma, and Flagstaff. The first of the new locations is expected to open in late 2015 with additional locations to open each year thereafter. McAlister’s Deli has one Arizona restaurant today, located in Scottsdale, with an additional location under development in Peoria, slated to open in November.

McAlister's Unveils New Takes on Most Popular Items

McAlister's Deli is offering customers a new way to enjoy some of its most popular menu items with the introduction of its Pecanberry Wrap and McAlister’s Club Salad. Available through September 30, guests can choose to have their summertime favorite Pecanberry Salad prepared as a wrap or the McAlister’s Club— the brand’s most popular sandwich—served as a salad.

McAlister’s Celebrates Year No. 25 with Tumblers, Sweepstakes

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its 25th anniversary this summer, and through August 15, the chain will offer new, limited-time tumblers at all participating locations across the country. In addition, guests can enter McAlister’s 25th Anniversary Sweepstakes for a chance to win $25 gift cards and the grand prize: a trip to Atlanta and dinner with McAlister’s executive chef, David Groll.

McAlister’s Deli to Open 1st Unit in Pooler, GA

McAlister’s Deli announced its first location in Pooler, Georgia, will open on Monday, July 14 at 405 Pooler Parkway, Suite 300. The new restaurant is owned by DMAC 81 LLC, which operates four McAlister’s in Georgia, five in Florida, and six in South Carolina. In addition, they have development plans to open additional units in the Savannah area and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, over the next few years.

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