McAlister's Deli to Open Three Locations in Tallahassee and Panama City, Fla.

Award-winning Fast Casual Chain Continues Franchise Growth in Florida

July 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced it has signed an agreement with P&P Westbrook Investments, LLC, to open three locations in Tallahassee and Panama City, Fla. The first location is expected to open in late 2014 with additional locations to open in 2015 and 2016.

"Florida is a key growth market for McAlister's as we continue to expand. We see tremendous opportunity to further develop the brand throughout the state," said McAlister's Chef Development Officer Jeff Sturgis. "McAlister's has a loyal fan base and we are experiencing strong same store sales growth which is driving interest in additional development."

"McAlister's Deli is a strong brand with great growth potential, making it the perfect addition to our area. We are confident guests in north Florida will love McAlister's great food and genuine hospitality," says P&P Westbrook Investments partner Phil Westbrook.

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 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.

To learn more about franchising opportunities with McAlister's, please contact (888) 855-DELI (3354) or franchising@mcalistersdeli.com, or visit www.mcalistersdelifranchise.com. This information is not intended as an offer to sell. We will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with disclosure requirements in your jurisdiction.

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 www.mcalistersdeli.com.

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