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McAlister’s Deli began with a simple idea – hearty-size portions of handcrafted deli fare, served fast with Genuine Hospitality. Founded in 1989 in a converted gas station in Oxford, Mississippi, McAlister’s quickly won over customers with personal service and great food. Today, there are more than 400 McAlister’s throughout the U.S. serving up made-to-order sandwiches, fresh salads, Giant-sized spuds and delicious sweet tea, in an environment that provides guests a community gathering place and invites them to relax and stay a while.



McAlister’s not only provides quality food made from the finest and freshest ingredients, but also outstanding guest fulfilment. As a result, we offer remarkable unit sales volumes and an attractive sales-to-investment ratio in the fast casual restaurant segment.



McAlister’s Deli franchisees can rely on extensive support in all aspects of owning and operating their restaurants.  The Support Team’s efforts range from development, marketing and operations to training, purchasing, IT and much more. Highlights include: a hands-on, immersive franchisee training with on-the-job experience in a successful, high-volume McAlister’s Deli restaurant; a comprehensive system-wide approach to advertising, marketing and promotions provided by a team of marketing and communications experts; ongoing support and guidance with periodic visits from McAlister’s Deli franchise business consultants to help each franchisee realize success. No matter where a franchisee is at in their experience, the McAlister’s support team is always available to offer support on each and every aspect of day-to-day operations.




Our most successful McAlister’s Deli franchisees are:

  • Multi-unit foodservice operators
  • Focused on executing to brand standards
  • Committed to offering genuine hospitality
  • Successful business leaders with the ability to build a strong team


For Multi-Unit Franchisees:

We are seeking franchisees who individually or collectively meet the follow criteria:

  • $1.5M net worth, $750K liquid assets
  • Previous multi-unit restaurant experience
  • Committed to executing to brand s tandards and offering genuine hospitality


Investment Details:

McAlister’s Deli is seeking multi-unit operators to develop a minimum of three

units.  The franchise fee is $35,000 for each unit. Depending on the real estate site selected, the total cost of investment varies.

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