May 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today the return of its popular Pecanberry Salad and flavored beverages, available for a limited time in its more than 320 restaurants nationwide.
"Our Pecanberry Salad was such a hit with guests last summer that we had to bring it back. Its fresh flavor pairs perfectly with our McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™, making it a refreshing addition to our menu for the season," said McAlister's Deli VP of Marketing Donna Josephson. "We are always looking for ways to add variety and seasonal flavors to our menu." Available through September 30, McAlister's Pecanberry Salad features strawberries, blueberries, candied pecans and grilled chicken on a bed of mixed greens, served with Fat Free Raspberry-Pecan Vinaigrette Dressing.
"In addition, guest feedback about last summer's Peach Tea was so positive that we have brought it back for the summer and added even more flavored teas and lemonades," said Josephson. The new line of made-for-you flavored beverages includes Wild Berry Tea, Peach Tea, Strawberry Lemonade and Watermelon Lemonade.
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. FastCasual.com also ranked the brand No. 2 on its "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list of 2013 and named McAlister's President and CEO Frank Paci one of the "Top 20 People" in the industry to watch.
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 320 restaurants in 24 states. The company has corporate offices in both Alpharetta, Ga., and Ridgeland, Miss. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.
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