McAlister's Deli Announces Opening of Carlsbad, N.M. Restaurant, May 12

Leading Fast Casual Chain to Donate Grand Opening Proceeds to Local Boys and Girls Club 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - May 5, 2014 // PRNewswire // - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today its first location in Carlsbad, N.M. will be opening with franchise group Southwest Deli on Monday, May 12. To celebrate, the restaurant will donate all tips collected within the first month to the local Boys and Girls Club.

"We're excited about bringing the first McAlister's Deli restaurant to Carlsbad," said Larry Lee, owner of Southwest Deli. "We feel confident that the local community will enjoy our great line of soups, salads, sandwiches and spuds, as well McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™."

Southwest Deli currently operates 16 McAlister's restaurants in Texas and New Mexico. The group has a development plan in place for four states, including continued growth in Texas and New Mexico, as well as new territories in Utah and Idaho. In addition to Carlsbad, Southwest Deli opened restaurants in Abilene and Andrews, Texas, in the first quarter of 2014 with plans to open four additional locations this year.

"Our future growth will create approximately 1,200 jobs throughout these local communities and also gives us an opportunity to bring McAlister's great food and genuine hospitality to more locations," added Lee.

McAlister's Deli in Carlsbad is located at 2304 W. Pierce Street and will serve guests from Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at (575) 308-5052, or visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McAlistersCarlsbad.

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.

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 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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