McAlister’s Deli® Opening Third Restaurant in Oklahoma City
New location opening this summer
June 14, 2019 // Franchising.com // OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - The Saxton Group, a leading owner and operator of McAlister’s Deli® restaurants, will open its third McAlister’s Deli in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma later this summer. Known for its genuine hospitality, McAlister’s is home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds, and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™
The third Oklahoma City restaurant will be located within Westgate Marketplace at 6224 SW 3rd St. in Oklahoma City. The restaurant is 3600 square feet and will seat up to 157 guests.
“We’re thrilled to bring a third McAlister’s Deli to Oklahoma City. With two restaurants already in the metroplex and 18 restaurants across the state, Oklahomans continue to be some of our most loyal guests,” said Co-CEO and Owner of The Saxton Group, Adam Saxton. “We want everyone in Oklahoma City to conveniently experience what McAlister’s Deli has to offer and with a third location, we feel we can accomplish that. We’re looking forward to meeting new faces and better serving our friends in Oklahoma.”
The restaurant will be operated by Dallas-based McAlister’s Deli franchisee The Saxton Group and will represent the franchisee’s 82nd McAlister’s Deli restaurant. The Saxton Group plans to hire 75 employees at the Oklahoma City restaurant.
The new Oklahoma City restaurant will provide customers with a fast-casual dining experience, a friendly atmosphere and personalized service. The restaurant will offer a menu featuring over 100 items including: sandwiches, giant spuds, entrée salads, soups, desserts and its signature McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to serving dine-in guests, McAlister’s Deli in Oklahoma City will provide online ordering for takeout and catering and will be testing curbside pickup for guests on the go.
About McAlister’s Deli
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 28 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/McAlistersDeli, www.Twitter.com/McAlistersDeli and www.Instagram.com/McAlistersDeli.
McAlister’s is recognized in the top 50 of the 2019 “Entrepreneur Franchise 500” and in the top three of “Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises: Sandwiches.” In 2018, Time Money ranked McAlister’s #9 in the outlet’s “15 best fast-casual restaurant chains in the U.S. for your money.” McAlister’s is also ranked in “The QSR 50” for 2018, as well as Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers & Shakers.” In 2017, Restaurant Business ranked McAlister’s as one of “America’s Best Fast-Food Chains” and QSR named McAlister’s as one of their “Best Franchise Deals.” In 2016, McAlister’s was highlighted by Restaurant Business as the #2 “Consumer Favorite Fast Casual Chain” and by CNBC.com as “America’s Favorite Sandwich Shop.”
About The Saxton Group
The Saxton Group is a Dallas based multi-unit restaurant franchisee with a 35-year history of exclusively franchising restaurant leading brands. The company is one of the largest McAlister’s Deli franchisees in the country and is a Restaurant Franchise Monitor Top 100 Franchisee. The Saxton Group is family owned and operated with rich history of multi-unit development. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with 80 locations in six states. They take pride in operating the McAlister’s Deli brand at the very highest level and forming deep relationships within the communities where their restaurants are located. For more information, please visit www.thesaxtongroup.com.