ALPHARETTA, Ga., Nov. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today it will open a new location in San Angelo, Texas, on Monday, Nov. 17 at 2592 North Bryant Blvd. The new restaurant is owned by the Southwest Deli franchise group and this will be its second restaurant in the San Angelo market.
In celebration of the new location, the restaurant will donate all tips collected during the first month to the West Texas Boy's Ranch. Additionally, Southwest Deli created a program called the Helping Hands Project to enable charitable giving. From Nov. 17 – Dec. 24, the new San Angelo location will launch the program in which the restaurant will award a $2 gift card to every guest that donates $2 to the West Texas Boy's Ranch.
"San Angelo residents love McAlister's Deli and so we are thrilled to be opening the city's second location," said Larry Lee, owner of Southwest Deli. "We want to thank the community for extending such a warm welcome and hope to see as many members of the community as possible when we open our doors on Nov. 17."
Southwest Deli currently operates 21 McAlister's restaurants in Texas and New Mexico. The group has a development plan in place for five states, including continued growth in Texas and New Mexico, as well as new territories in Utah, Idaho and Arizona. In addition to the new San Angelo location, Southwest Deli opened restaurants in Abilene, Andrews and San Antonio, Texas, as well as Carlsbad, N.M., this year. It is slated to open its next location in Odessa, Texas, in early 2015.
The McAlister's Deli on North Bryant Blvd. will serve guests from Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at 325-939-8442, or visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McAlistersSanAngelo.
Technomic® recognized McAlister's twice in its Chain Restaurant Consumers' Choice Awards — in 2014 as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain and in 2013 as the top fast casual chain for food and beverage. This year, Nation's Restaurant News named McAlister's the top limited-service sandwich chain in its 2014 Consumer Picks Survey. Also in 2014, QSR Magazine recognized the brand as one of the "Best Franchise Deals" and named McAlister's to its QSR 50 list, ranking 13th for U.S. average sales per unit in 2013. FastCasual.com also recognized the brand on its "Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list of 2014 and Franchise Business Review named McAlister's one of the "Top Food Franchises" in 2014 based on franchisee satisfaction.
Founded in 1989, McAlister's® Deli 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, the McAlister's brand has more than 330 restaurants in 24 states. The company has corporate offices in both Alpharetta, Ga., and Ridgeland, Miss. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.
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