McAlister's Deli Celebrates New Restaurant in Tampa With Grand Opening Celebration on July 22

- Leading Fast Casual Chain to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Gift Card Giveaway for First 50 Guests -

Jul 08, 2013, 09:00 ET from McAlister's Deli

TAMPA, Fla., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McAlister's Deli™, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces its newest location in Tampa, Fla., will open on Monday, July 22 at 4410 West Boy Scout Blvd. To celebrate, the restaurant will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. in addition to giving away $25 McAlister's gift cards to the first 50 guests.

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"We're excited to expand McAlister's presence in Tampa and look forward to introducing local residents to our high-quality food and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™," said McAlister's franchisee Brayton Knotts, who plans to develop 10 locations in the Tampa Bay area. "I have no doubt our warm, friendly hospitality will make the community feel welcome right away and they'll love our new summer menu items like BBQ Pulled Pork, peach tea and dessert shooters."

McAlister's Deli in Tampa will serve guests from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week. For more information, please call the restaurant at (813) 876-3354.

Over the past two years, McAlister's has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its brand, including upgrading menu offerings and improving speed of service. Nation's Restaurant News recently named McAlister's to its annual Top 100 list, while Technomic 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 of 2013 for its menu innovation, increased sales and national expansion.

About McAlister's
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 315 restaurants in 23 states. The company has corporate offices in both Ridgeland, Miss., and Alpharetta, Ga. For more information, visit

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