McAlister's Deli Franchise Opportunity

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Great Food. Genuine Hospitality.
McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™.
A Recipe for Franchise Success!

McAlister's Deli exterior At McAlister's Deli, guests have enjoyed our great tastes and genuine hospitality since 1989. Our unwavering commitment to hospitality and iconic McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™ gives us a unique position in the attractive fast casual restaurant segment.

Our unique operating platform allows us to deliver quality food to our guests in an efficient operating environment. McAlister's is an attractive investment opportunity and now is the time to join our growing family of successful franchisees.

Why McAlister's Deli?

McAlister's Deli -- offers an extensive menu of American regional favorites including made to order sandwiches, salads, spuds and our Famous Sweet Tea™ -- is an attractive franchise investment that offers:

  • Average unit sales over $1.5 million
  • consistent same store sales increases
  • extensive catering opportunities
  • attractive sales to investment ratio
  • exceptional unit sales volumes
  • award-winning quality food and beverages
  • industry leader in hospitality

Industry Awards

McAlister's Deli has also been recognized with top rankings in the industry making us one of the most successful franchise opportunities in the U.S. Recent accolades include:

  • McAlister's Deli interior2014 Nation's Restaurant News Consumer Picks #1 Sandwich limited-service restaurant
  • 2013 Ranked #2 in Top 25 of Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and Shakers
  • 2013 Inaugural Winner of the Technomic® Chain Restaurant Consumers Choice Awards in Fast Casual Category for Food and Beverages
  • 2013 Top Performing Fast Casual Restaurant in Service & Hospitality, Food & Beverage and Value Technomic® Consumer Brand Metrics

Is McAlister's Deli Right for You?

  • McAlister's Deli's most successful franchisees are:
  • Multi-unit foodservice operators
  • Focused on executing to brand standards
  • Committed to offering genuine hospitality
  • Successful business leaders with the ability to build a strong team

Qualifications Requirements

McAlister's Deli is seeking franchisees who individually or collectively meet the follow criteria:

For Multi-Unit Franchisees

  • $1.5M net worth, $750K liquid assets
  • Previous multi-unit restaurant experience
  • Committed to executing to brand standards and offering genuine hospitality

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This web page does not constitute a franchise offering or an offer to sell a franchise. A franchise offering can be made by us only in a state if we are first registered, excluded, exempted or otherwise qualified to offer franchises in that state, and only if we provide you with an appropriate franchise disclosure document.

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Since the Beginning of the first store in 1989, McAlister's Deli has been recognized as one of the leaders in the Fast Casual dining industry.


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Testimonials »

"The thrill of building and operating several McAlister's Deli restaurants has been very rewarding, and I plan to continue this wonderful journey."
Jim Gillenwater, Jr
Board Chairman, Heritage Enterprises, Inc.

" The McAlister's concept offered synergies which complimented our existing operations. The 'fast-casual' dining sector, which McAlister's falls into, is the food service sector we feel has tremendous growth potential."
Kelly Saxton
President, Saxton Pierce Restaurant Corporation

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