McAlister’s Deli announced its first location in Maplewood, Missouri, will open on Tuesday, September 3, in the Deer Creek Shopping Center.

The restaurant will also host a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 10 at 4 p.m. to celebrate McAlister’s latest opening with local residents.

“We’re excited about our expansion with the first McAlister’s Deli restaurant in Maplewood,” says McAlister’s franchisee Robert D. Meyer. “As our seventh McAlister’s location in the St. Louis area, we are proud of our 360 employees who have contributed to this latest development. We feel confident that the Maplewood community will enjoy our great line of soups, salads, sandwiches, and spuds, as well as our new Tea Bar, which will include McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea." 

McAlister’s Deli in Maplewood will feature the company’s newly designed prototype and Tea Bar. The restaurant will serve guests daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 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. 

Denise Lee Yohn: QSR's Marketing Guru, Growth, News, Sandwiches, McAlister's Deli