October 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // ALPHARETTA, Ga. – McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today the return of two popular seasonal menu items, the Turkey Cranberry Griller and Turkey Cranberry Salad. The limited-time offers will be available at participating locations through Dec. 28, 2014.
"At McAlister's, we love giving guests delicious choices, as well as items that are perfectly timed for the season," said McAlister's Chief Marketing Officer Donna Josephson. "When we first introduced the Turkey Cranberry Griller and Salad last year, guests really enjoyed the fresh, fall flavors. Many guests have been anxiously awaiting their return and we are excited to bring back these seasonal favorites."
McAlister's Turkey Cranberry Griller features Butterball™ smoked turkey, Gorgonzola cheese, cranberry compote, freshly sliced Granny Smith apples all served on ciabatta bread. The Turkey Cranberry Salad is loaded with Butterball™ smoked turkey, dried cranberries, candied pecans, Gorgonzola cheese, freshly sliced apples and grapes served with Cranberry-Pecan Vinaigrette dressing.
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. This year, Nation's Restaurant News named McAlister's the top limited-service sandwich chain in its Consumer Picks Survey. Also in 2014, QSR Magazine recognized the brand as one of the "Best Franchise Deals" and named McAlister's to its QSR 50 list, ranking 13th for U.S. average sales per unit in 2013. FastCasual.com also recognized the brand on its "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list of 2014 and Franchise Business Review named McAlister's one of 2014's "Top Franchises" in the Food and Beverage category based on franchisee satisfaction.
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 330 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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