McAlister's Deli News

Founded: 1989

Founded in 1989, McAlister's® Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™.

McAlister's Deli® announced today the signing of a new development deal with Best Choice Restaurants, an affiliate of Sun Holdings, Inc.
October 9th, 2019
McAlister’s Deli® announced today the signing of 30 new franchise agreements with David Blackburn of Southern Rock Restaurants, LLC.
September 4th, 2019
The Saxton Group, a leading owner and operator of McAlister’s Deli® restaurants, will open its third McAlister’s Deli in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma later this summer.
June 14th, 2019
McAlister’s Deli®, famous for its sweet tea and hospitality, is always brewing up new ways to give back to its dedicated fans and local communities who have been loyal to the brand for 30 years.
June 3rd, 2019
McAlister’s Deli® Dallas based franchisee, The Saxton Group, will open its second McAlister’s Deli Nebraska restaurant in Omaha this August.
July 18th, 2018
Just in time for the official start of summer, McAlister’s Deli® is offering guests bright and fresh flavors with four menu additions.
July 2nd, 2018
To complete the month-long celebration, McAlister's will host its tenth annual Free Tea Day, on Thursday, June 21.
June 19th, 2018
McAlister’s Deli® Dallas based franchisee, The Saxton Group, will open its third McAlister’s Deli Iowa restaurant in Des Moines this June.
April 20th, 2018
McAlister’s Deli® announced veteran leader Joe Guith has been promoted to brand president.
April 6th, 2018
The Saxton Group, McAlister’s Deli’s largest franchisee, will kick off the next iteration of its Cookies for a Cause campaign April 1st.
April 2nd, 2018
McAlister’s Deli® Dallas based franchisee, The Saxton Group, will open its first McAlister’s Deli Nebraska restaurant in Lincoln this May.
February 23rd, 2018
Tillster announces the launch of a consolidated digital ordering and CRM program for McAlister’s Deli®
February 21st, 2018
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McAlister’s Deli® Dallas-based franchisee, The Saxton Group, will open its second McAlister’s Deli Iowa restaurant in Council Bluffs this Spring.
January 25th, 2018
McAlister’s Deli® Dallas based franchisee, The Saxton Group, will open its second McAlister’s Deli location in Denton, Texas this Spring.
January 25th, 2018
On November 24, McAlister’s is Gifting the First 25 Guests at Each Restaurant a Tacky Tea Sweater
November 17th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, today announced that as it continues growth in South Florida and other areas of the nation, it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners.
November 13th, 2017
With National Sandwich Day coming up on November 3, McAlister’s Deli® surveyed their youngest guests to learn more about how children prefer to consume their favorite sandwiches.
October 30th, 2017
No tricks, only treats at McAlister’s Deli® this Halloween!
October 24th, 2017
Just in time for the cooler weather, McAlister’s Deli® is offering guests a delicious way to enjoy the fresh flavors of fall with two limited time offers.
October 9th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, will open its first restaurant in Iowa on October 13, continuing its aggressive expansion into the Upper Midwest region.
October 6th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is expanding its presence in Virginia with the opening of its newest restaurant in Fairfax at 10691 Braddock Road, on July 24.
July 20th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli® raised a glass when learning there may be another squad in the tea ballgame. The Triple-A baseball affiliate in Atlanta is undergoing a name change and “Sweet Teas” is on deck as a final choice.
July 18th, 2017
Fresh off the heels of National Iced Tea Month, McAlister’s Deli® today added a new offering to its popular beverage menu just in time for the hottest month of the year.
July 7th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced a successful year of franchise growth in 2016, with $591,303,426 in system-wide sales.
June 2nd, 2017
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In honor of National Iced Tea Month, McAlister’s Deli® will offer tea lovers more reasons to celebrate their favorite thirst quencher, including the ninth annual Free Tea Day on Thursday, June 29.
June 1st, 2017
McAlister’s is giving away free club sandwiches with the purchase of a glass of McAlister’s Famous Tea to all guests who download and place their order through the McAlister’s mobile app, May 1 – 4, 2017.
May 1st, 2017
This spring McAlister's Deli® introduces new seasonal menu items, including a Black Cherry Spinach Salad, Garden Fresh Black Cherry & Ham Sandwich, and a natural take on a guest favorite beverage, Pure Cane Sugar Lemonade.
March 28th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli®, the award-winning fast casual restaurant, is celebrating Valentine’s Day by encouraging families to spend the love-filled holiday together.
February 6th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it has climbed 123 spots to No. 23 on Entrepreneur Magazine's 38th annual Franchise 500 ranking.
January 30th, 2017
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Michigan.
December 13th, 2016
FOCUS Brands® has promoted Paul Macaluso to President of McAlister’s Deli®.
December 7th, 2016
In the spirit of the holiday season, McAlister's Deli® is launching its first-ever Everyday Heroes program, an initiative designed to thank individuals who have gone above and beyond for their communities.
November 29th, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Michigan.
November 10th, 2016
McAlister's Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Louisiana.
October 10th, 2016
McAlister's Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into the Baltimore Metropolitan area and Northern Virginia.
September 13th, 2016
Today, McAlister’s Deli® introduces their newest fall menu items including enhancements to popular dishes and permanently adds Green Tea to the menu.
September 7th, 2016
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McAlister's Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Pennsylvania.
August 9th, 2016
McAlister's Deli® today announced it signed franchise agreements with experienced multi-unit franchise owners, in both Georgia and Illinois.
August 9th, 2016
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is excited to announce their national partnership with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.
August 5th, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® is introducing their newest summer pairings, the Cuban sandwich, Key Lime Lemonade and Key Lime Pie.
July 6th, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit restaurant owners as the brand continues its expansion into Cleveland, Akron and Youngstown.
June 7th, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into the Columbus, OH market.
June 6th, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Atlanta.
May 2nd, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Denver.
May 2nd, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners in the Milwaukee and Madison markets as the brand continues its expansion into the Midwest.
May 2nd, 2016
McAlister’s Deli® today announced it is looking for new partnerships with experienced multi-unit franchise owners as the brand continues its expansion into Florida.
April 13th, 2016
Today, McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain known for its Famous Sweet Tea, goes green with the addition of Green Tea and Mango flavored Green Tea to its already irresistible menu of tea varieties.
March 17th, 2016
McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced a successful year of franchise growth in 2015, with $548 million in system-wide sales.
March 8th, 2016
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McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is highlighting its "Lite Choose Two" menu offering again with a wide variety of options all under 600 calories to help stay on track in the New Year.
January 19th, 2016
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today it signed a development agreement with their largest franchisee, The Saxton Group, to open five restaurants in the greater Des Moines area over the next several years.
January 15th, 2016
McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, opened a location in Arnold, MO on Friday, December 4th, 2015.
January 6th, 2016
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced its first restaurant in Idaho will open on Dec. 14 at 1720 Pole Line Road East in Twin Falls.
December 7th, 2015
McIndy Ventures, LLC, a three-­time Franchisee of the Year award winner with McAlister’s Deli, has sold their 19 Indiana McAlister’s Deli restaurants to South Rock Restaurants of Franklin, Tennessee
December 7th, 2015
This Thanksgiving, McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is asking fans to nominate deserving individuals and families as part of its “Pass the Ham” contest.
November 3rd, 2015
McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is highlighting its new Chicago Style Sausage Sandwich and Pasta and giving fans the chance to win the ultimate date night in Chicago now through Oct. 30.
October 20th, 2015
McAlister's Deli® has introduced three new menu items to its dinner lineup, including the Chicago Style Sausage Sandwich, Chicago Style Sausage Pasta and Baked Ham & Swiss, available through December 30, 2015.
October 12th, 2015
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today it signed five franchise agreements with a new franchise group with plans to open restaurants in the Chicago market.
September 10th, 2015
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is giving fans the chance to win two tickets to the 2015 SEC Championship Game to be held in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 5 through "McAlister's Tailgate Playbook" sweepstakes.
September 3rd, 2015
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today it signed franchise agreements with a new franchise group to open five restaurants in the Phoenix market over the next four years.
September 1st, 2015
McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today it signed a development agreement to open three restaurants in Southern Mississippi with franchisee Kingdom Foods, LLC, including a location in the Legacy Plaza in Wiggins, Miss.
August 13th, 2015
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