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About McAlister’s Deli (from Wikipedia)
McAlister’s Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989. Retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb started McAlister’s in Oxford, Mississippi. McAlister’s has over 400 locations in 26 states, ranging from Virginia in the East to Florida in the South to Arizona in West to Michigan in the North. The menu includes deli sandwiches, “Texas-size” spuds (baked potatoes), soups, salads, and desserts, as well as catering items such as sandwich trays and boxed lunches. The chain prides itself on it McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea, available for purchase by the glass or by the gallon.
Focus Brands owns McAlister’s Deli, along with Schlotzsky’s, Carvel, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne’s brands. Focus Brands, as an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, operates over 5,000 stores.
Most McAlister’s Deli restaurants are owned and operated by independent franchisees, ranging from single-location, family-owned operations, to larger, multi-unit groups such as JME, Inc., Southern Deli (based in Charlotte, North Carolina) and The Saxton Group. The Saxton Group is the largest franchisee of McAlister’s Deli, with 65+ locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. The chain’s headquarters is located in Sandy Springs, Georgia. In 2004, after selling McAlister’s Deli, Newcomb founded the fast casual restaurant chain Newk’s Eatery