Industry News | January 6, 2014

McAlister’s Wants to Help 2014 Resolutions with Low-Cal Menu

Fast-casual restaurant McAlister's Deli announced more than 200 “Lite Choose Two” menu options to help guests kick off their New Year’s resolution to eat healthy now and throughout the year. The menu features a variety of low-calorie sandwiches, spuds, salads, and soups.

McAlister’s “Lite Choose Two” menu pairs existing menu items for quick and easy lighter dining decisions. Calorie counts are listed next to each of the pairings, which include:

·      Turkey Melt & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (370 calories)

·      The New Yorker & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (430 calories)

·      BLT & Savannah Chopped Salad (560 calories)

·      McAlister’s Club & Chicken Tortilla Soup (590 calories)

·      Veggie Club & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (350 calories)

·      Ham & Cheese Toastie & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (410 calories)

·      Harvest Chicken Salad & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (440 calories)

·      Grilled Chicken Club & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (450 calories)

·      Reuben & Fire Roasted Vegetable Soup (450 calories)

·      French Dip & Garden Salad (490 calories)

·      Sweet Chipotle Chicken Griller & Veggie Chili (490 calories)

·      Chef Salad & Broccoli Cheddar Soup (540 calories)

·      Memphian & Chicken Tortilla Soup (530 calories)

·      Pot Roast Sandwich & Veggie Chili (540 calories)

·      Cheese Spud & Veggie Chili (550 calories)

·      Orange Cranberry Club & Garden Salad (560 calories)

·      The Big Nasty & Chicken Tortilla Soup (560 calories)

·      Justaspud & Broccoli Cheddar Soup (580 calories)

·      Southwest Cobb Salad & Chicken Tortilla Soup (580 calories)


“We want guests to know that they can still eat many of their McAlister’s favorites while sticking to their New Year’s resolutions,” says McAlister’s Deli vice president of marketing, Donna Josephson. “We have made eating lighter easier by pairing menu items into lower-calorie combinations. We think guests will be thrilled to see the variety of delicious options they can enjoy.”


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I am a sucker for McAlister's, their menu seems so healthy and all the choices are so appetizing. But I started a diet where I count my grams of fat and dining at McAlister's is very difficult now. Even their salad dressings are chock full of fat (understandable - who's isn't) but a quick glance of their nutrition online makes it hard to find meals there that will satisfy my McAlister's cravings while staying within my "diet" Kinda upsetting because I view McAlister's as a healthier lunch option when I decide to dine out. Here's to hoping they can continue this health trend!

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