July 12, 2012 // Franchising.com // RIDGELAND, Miss. – Free Tea Day is back by popular demand at McAlister’s Deli. On Thursday, July 26th, guests who visit any of the participating McAlister’s Deli locations will get a free 32-ounce, signature McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. No coupon is required and no purchase is necessary.
“You don’t expect to get anything for free these days, but on July 26th at McAlister’s Deli, all our guests will get a free glass of McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea,” said McAlister’s Deli President and CEO Frank Paci. “Last year on Free Tea Day, we shared over 225,000 glasses of tea with our guests, and this year we expect to top that. It’s just a small way for us to show our customers we appreciate their loyalty throughout the year.”
McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™, the 23-year old restaurant’s signature drink, is hand crafted several times each day to insure optimal freshness. McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™ is a rainforest certified black tea blend and is made exclusively with filtered water and pure cane sugar for a high quality taste.
Free Tea Day began in 2009 and has become an anticipated annual summertime event. McAlister’s is promoting Free Tea Day with a myriad of in-store and social media activities including weekly photo contests and a “Sweet Tweet of the Week.” Details can be found at www.mcalistersdeli.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TeaFreaks or on Twitter at twitter.com/MCALISTERSDELI, follow @McAlistersDeli.
Founded in 1989, Ridgeland, Mississippi-based McAlister’s Deli is a quick-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 casual catering, with a selection of deli and sandwich trays, vegetable, cheese and fruit trays, breakfast trays, box lunches and desserts, McAlister’s Deli currently has 307 restaurants in 22 states. McAlister’s Deli has earned numerous accolades, including most recently Nation’s Restaurant News ranking the chain fourth in its inaugural Consumer Picks study, the highest of any sandwich chain and higher than any bakery café restaurant. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.