McAlister's Deli Announces Opening of First Columbus, Ohio, Restaurant on June 16

Leading Fast Casual Chain to Make Donations to Ohio Wildlife Center and Humane Society 

June 11, 2014 // // Alpharetta, Ga. - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today its first location in Columbus, Ohio, will open with franchisee Columbus Mc Deli, LLC on Monday, June 16. To celebrate, the restaurant will make $500 donations to both the Ohio Wildlife Center and local Humane Society.

"We're excited about bringing the first McAlister's Deli restaurant to Columbus. The response from the community has been phenomenal," said Purvi Desai, owner of Columbus Mc Deli, LLC. "As we open this location, and expand into additional communities throughout the Columbus market, we hope to establish ourselves as a community fixture as guests enjoy our wide variety of sandwiches, giant spuds, soups and salads and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™."

McAlister's Deli in Columbus is located at 7664 Sawmill Rd and will serve guests from Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at 614-889-1400, or visit its Facebook page at

Technomic® recognized McAlister's twice in its Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards – in 2014 as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain and in 2013 as the top fast casual chain for food and beverage. Nation's Restaurant News named McAlister's the top limited-service sandwich chain in its 2014 Consumer Picks Survey. also recognized the brand on its "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list of 2014 and named McAlister's President and CEO Frank Paci one of the "Top 25 People" in the industry to watch.

About McAlister's

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™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister's also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlister's brand has more than 325 restaurants in 24 states. The company has corporate offices in both Alpharetta, Ga., and Ridgeland, Miss. For more information, visit

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