McAlister's Deli

McAlister’s Deli
McAlister's Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb.wikipedia
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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.
The company is co-owned — with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Moe's Southwest Grill

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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.
The company is co-owned — with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Cinnabon, McAlister's Deli, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Focus Brands

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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.
Focus Brands is an American company that is an affiliate of the American private equity firm, Roark Capital Group, that currently owns the Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Cinnabon, Moe's Southwest Grill, McAlister's Deli, Auntie Anne's and Jamba brands.

The Saxton Group

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 the restaurant McAlister's Deli.

Newk's Eatery

In 2004, after selling McAlister's Deli, Newcomb founded the fast casual restaurant chain Newk's Eatery.
Newcomb and Newcomb had previously created and sold the restaurant chain to McAlister's Deli.

Roark Capital Group

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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Fast casual restaurant

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McAlister's Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb.

Oxford, Mississippi

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McAlister's Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb.

Dentist

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McAlister's Deli is an American chain of fast casual restaurants founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi, by retired dentist Dr. Don Newcomb.

Michigan

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There are currently over 400 locations in 28 states, ranging from Virginia in the East to Florida in the South to Arizona in West to Michigan in the North.

Sandwich

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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.

Potato

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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.

Soup

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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.

Salad

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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.

Dessert

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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.

Catering

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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.

Sweet tea

Iced tea (sweetened)
The chain is also known for its McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea, which is available by the glass or by the gallon.

Schlotzsky's

Schlotzky's
The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Carvel (franchise)

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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Auntie Anne's

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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Sandy Springs, Georgia

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The company is owned — along with Schlotzsky's, Carvel, Moe's Southwest Grill, Cinnabon, and Auntie Anne's brands — by Focus Brands, an affiliate of private equity firm Roark Capital Group, based in Sandy Springs, Georgia, operating over 5,000 stores.

Garage door

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The original restaurant was started in a renovated gas station, and many of the elements of that original look are present in many McAlister's Delis built today, such as a garage door, and nostalgic black-and-white tile.

Franchising

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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.

Charlotte, North Carolina

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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.