Al’s #1 Italian Beef is excited to announce an extensive 30-unit development deal in California.

Al’s #1 Beef storefronts will be opening in L.A. County and San Bernardino County over the next eight years, with the first unit signed in January 2013.

“We are so excited to be bringing Al’s Beef to L.A. and San Bernardino Counties,” says Dave Howey, Chicago Franchise Systems. “As one of the country’s No. 1 Italian Beef purveyors, we are looking forward to extensively expanding our franchise into California.”

The Al’s #1 Beef menu features classics such as the Al’s Big Beef, Italian Beef, Italian Sausage, Polish with Fries, Italian Soaker, hot dogs, wraps, assorted salads, and more.

Guests can also have Al’s Beef to go with the catering menu, featuring Italian Beef/LB, Italian Sausage/LB, French Bread Loaf, Quart of Hot or Sweet Peppers, and more. Exact menu offerings vary at each location.

Al’s #1 Italian Beef is an Italian beef sandwich destination and is consistently ranked as one of America’s best sandwiches by top media outlets such asEsquire magazine,Travel Channel, The Food Network, The “Today” Show, and more.

Al’s Beef has developed a loyal following over the past 75 years and counts local and national celebrities, dignitaries, and politicians as dedicated customers.

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Growth, News, Sandwiches, Al’s Italian Beef