McAlister's Deli Adds New Menu Items To Dinner Lineup

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Now Offers Baked Ham & Swiss, as well as Chicago Style Sausage Sandwich and Spicy Sausage Pasta 

ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Oct. 12, 2015 // PRNewswire //  - McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, has introduced three new menu items to its dinner lineup, including the Chicago Style Sausage Sandwich, Chicago Style Sausage Pasta and Baked Ham & Swiss, available through December 30, 2015. The new menu items include:

  • Chicago Style Sausage Sandwich - Spicy Italian Sausage with melted provolone cheese, herbed marinara sauce and roasted multi-colored bell peppers on a toasted baguette.
  • Chicago Style Sausage Pasta - Cavatappi pasta with Spicy Italian Sausage, served with roasted multi-colored bell peppers mixed with herbed marinara sauce and garnished with fresh Parmesan.
  • Baked Ham & Swiss - Black Forest ham, Swiss cheese and spicy mustard served on country white bread, finished with creamy Four Cheese sauce and melted Swiss and Parmesan cheeses.

"As we continue to expand our dinner options, we're constantly testing hearty, full-flavored sandwiches and entrees that differentiate McAlister's. We're confident guests will love our new Chicago Style Sausage pasta and sandwich, as well as the indulgent Baked Ham & Swiss," said McAlister's Vice President of Global Marketing Donna Josephson. "Our new menu items also give us the opportunity to grow our catering offerings, allowing guests to have a filling lunch or a satisfying dinner."

McAlister's Chicago Style Sausage Pasta and the new Baked Ham & Swiss also are available as catering options. The pasta is served with a freshly tossed garden salad and Parmesan crostini, while the Baked Ham & Swiss is served with a freshly tossed garden salad and choice of dressing. Both serve 8-10 guests.

Technomic® has recognized McAlister's twice in its Consumers' Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants - in 2015 as top fast casual chain for pleasant, friendly service and in 2014 as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain. Franchise Business Review named McAlister's one of its "Best Franchise Opportunities for 2015" in its Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, as well as a "Top Franchise" in 2014 based on franchisee satisfaction. In 2015, Nation's Restaurant News named McAlister's the No.12 limited-service chain in its Consumer Picks Survey. FastCasual.com also recognized the brand on its "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list of 2015. This year, QSRMagazine recognized the brand as one of the "Best Franchise Deals" and last year named McAlister's to its QSR 50 list, ranking 13th for U.S. average sales per unit in 2013.

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 337 restaurants in 24 states. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky's®, Moe's Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne's® and McAlister's Deli®, as well as Seattle's Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit www.focusbrands.com to learn more.

SOURCE McAlister's Deli

Contact:

Ellie Mannix
Fish Consulting
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emannix@fish-consulting.com

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