November 06, 2014 // Franchising.com // Dallas, TX - The Saxton Group, the largest McAlister's Deli franchisee, welcomes McAlister's Deli of Georgetown to its restaurant family. The acquisition makes for a total of 58 McAlister's Deli locations that are owned and operated by The Saxton Group.
Though new to The Saxton Group, the store has been operating since 2011 years under the management of McAlister's Corporation. By acquiring the location, The Saxton Group promises to bring Georgetown customers the same commitment to genuine hospitality found at all of their McAlister's locations.
Adam Saxton, Vice President of Dallas based The Saxton Group, said, "We are excited to own and operate McAlister's Deli of Georgetown. It's our first McAlister's in the Austin area. Even more exciting is the potential to grown the brand in the greater Austin area. We see immediate opportunity to bring our Famous Sweet Tea to more customers in the region and have already started searching potential new locations."
Along with the procurement of this new store, The Saxton Group has signed an Area Development Agreement with McAlister's Corporation giving them the exclusive rights to grow the McAlister's brand in Austin and surrounding counties. The franchisee plans to add at least five new McAlister's Deli locations to the market over the next few years, with hopes to open the first of those new locations in 2015.
McAlister's Deli of Georgetown, located at 1013 W University Avenue #301, will officially re-open under The Saxton Group management on Monday, November 3rd. For more information, please visit www.thesaxtongroup.com.
McAlister's Corporation, headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., is a quick-casual restaurant featuring efficient counter ordering, attentive table service, over 100 different high-quality, deli-style foods and great value. McAlister's was recently named one of the Best 10 Restaurants for Families by Parents magazine for their commitment to healthfulness and choice on the menu. Currently, McAlister's Deli has over 300 restaurants operating in 23 states. For more information, please visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.
A 100% Employee Owned Company, The Saxton Group has been part of the restaurant industry for over 30 years. The Saxton Group has a rich history of multi-unit and multi-brand development. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with locations operating in four states. A 2013 acquisition made The Saxton Group the largest McAlister's Deli franchisee in the country, owning and operating over 50 locations. As one of Restaurant Franchise Monitor's Top 100 Restaurant Franchisees, The Saxton Group is aggressively expanding the McAlister's Deli concept. Through the years, The Saxton Group has maintained a family approach to business and takes pride in teaching every employee about the restaurant business from the ground up. The group is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit www.thesaxtongroup.com.
SOURCE McAlister's Deli