McAlister's Deli to Open Its First Location in The Villages, Fla., on Dec. 8

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept to Donate First Week's Tips to Wildwood Soup Kitchen 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Dec. 1, 2014 // PRNewswire // - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today it will open its first location in The Villages, Fla., on Monday, Dec. 8 at 3630 Kiessel Road in Brownwood Paddock Square. The new restaurant is owned by franchisee Abundant Endeavors, Inc., which plans to open five additional locations in Central Florida over the next several years.

To celebrate, the first 25 guests who visit McAlister's Brownwood each day from Dec. 8-12 will receive a free McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™ tumbler and all tips collected during the first week will be donated to the Wildwood Soup Kitchen. Additionally, there will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. on opening day.

"The Villages is known as 'Florida's Friendliest Hometown,' making it the perfect location for McAlister's Deli and our family-friendly environment," said Abundant Endeavors, Inc. owner Bryce Kelly. "We look forward to introducing the community around Brownwood Paddock Square to everything McAlister's has to offer — from our delicious sandwiches and Famous Sweet Tea™ to our spuds, soups, salads and desserts. We hope to see everyone in the restaurant when we open on Dec. 8."

The McAlister's Deli in The Villages will serve guests Monday – Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at 352-399-5934, or visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/McAlisters-Deli-Brownwood/848708378475505.

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 2014 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 the "Top Food Franchises" in 2014 based on franchisee satisfaction.

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 330 restaurants in 24 states. The company has corporate offices in both Alpharetta, Ga., and Ridgeland, Miss. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.

SOURCE McAlister's Deli

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