July 18, 2017 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA, GA. - McAlister’s Deli® raised a glass when learning there may be another squad in the tea ballgame. The Triple-A baseball affiliate in Atlanta is undergoing a name change and “Sweet Teas” is on deck as a final choice. McAlister’s Deli - home of McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™ - is encouraging fans everywhere to brushback all other choices and call up Sweet Teas as the ace.
“Looking at the current finalists, there is no contest. Sweet Teas has to be the name of the Atlanta minor league baseball team,” said Robert Dimson, vice president of marketing at McAlister’s Deli. “McAlister’s Deli originated in Mississippi and is headquartered in Atlanta. The team’s Double-A affiliate has roots in Mississippi with the Triple-A team based in Atlanta. Coincidence? I think not.”
There are currently five names fighting for the starting position in addition to Sweet Teas and McAlister’s is hoping they will all strike out: Buttons, Big Mouths, Gobblers, Lamb Chops, and Hush Puppies.
McAlister’s is encouraging all fans to vote for the Sweet Teas at the following website by Monday, July 24. If Sweet Teas becomes the official team name, guests at Georgia and Mississippi restaurants will receive a complimentary tea at a future date. Participating restaurants may vary.
For more information on McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™ and to stay updated on the latest news, please visit McAlistersDeli.com and connect with McAlister’s on Facebook.com/TeaFreaks and Twitter and Instagram at @McAlistersDeli.
Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli® is a fast-casual restaurant chain known for its genuine hospitality, 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 400 restaurants in 29 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com, and find McAlister’s on social media at www.Facebook.com/TeaFreaks, www.Twitter.com/McAlistersDeli and www.Instagram.com/McAlistersDeli.