ABILENE, Texas, Sept. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McAlister's Deli™, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces its first location in Abilene, Texas, will open on Monday, Sept. 30 at 3318 South Clack Street. To celebrate the opening and introduce McAlister's to the local community, the restaurant will partner to raise funds for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in Abilene.
"McAlister's Deli is pleased to become a part of the Abilene community," said McAlister's Deli owner Larry Lee. "We look forward to introducing delicious food and McAlister's genuine hospitality to local residents, while also giving back to the community through our partnership with the West Texas Rehabilitation Center."
As part of the fundraising partnership, McAlister's in Abilene will kick off its Helping Hands Campaign in November where guests will receive a $2 McAlister's gift card to redeem on their next visit for every $2 donation made to the rehab center. In addition, the restaurant and employees will donate all tips for the first 30 days of operation. The restaurant aims to raise $6,000 for the center.
The restaurant will serve guests daily from Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at (325) 203-4990 or visit www.facebook.com/McAlistersAbileneClack.
McAlister's has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its brand, including upgrading menu offerings and improving speed of service. Technomic recently recognized the brand as the top chain in the fast casual industry for food and beverage and as one of consumers' Top 5 Favorite Chains in the country. Fast Casual also ranked the brand No. 2 on its Top 100 "Movers and Shakers" list of 2013 and Paci was named one of the "Top 20 People" in the industry to watch.
Founded in 1989, McAlister's is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its 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, McAlister's has more than 320 restaurants in 23 states. The company has corporate offices in both Ridgeland, Miss., and Alpharetta, Ga. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.
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