January 19, 2016 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA - McAlister's Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, is highlighting its "Lite Choose Two" menu offering again with a wide variety of options all under 600 calories to help stay on track in the New Year. Guests can choose from more than 250 pairings of two portion entrees such as a half sandwich, salad, spud and cup of soup. This year's choices feature the all-new Southwest Vegetable Soup, a vegetarian option including tomatoes, onions, black beans, roasted corn combined with the right amount of cumin and coriander - perfect for a cold winter day.
McAlister's "Lite Choose Two" menu combines favorite low-calorie options from the existing menu to create lighter, pre-portioned meals starting at just 460 calories. Some of the highlighted features include the following:
"The new year brings a new mentality for health-conscious guests who are looking for lighter, better-for-you meal options but we don't believe you need to sacrifice taste to stick with your health goals," said Robert Dimson, Director of Marketing for McAlister's Deli. "McAlister's takes pride in keeping flavorful ingredients in each of our Lite Choose Two menu options while allowing guests to feel good about their ordering choices that are all under 600 calories."
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 Atlanta. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.
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.
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