McAlister’s Deli (Focus Brands, Inc.)

Actively expanding in all states

About the Company

McAlister’s Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain known for our sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. The McAlister’s brand has over 350 restaurants in 26 states. 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. In 2014, Nation’s Restaurant News named McAlister’s the top limited-service sandwich chain in its 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. also recognized the brand on its “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list of 2014, and Franchise Business Review named McAlister’s one of 2014′s “Top Franchises” in the Food and Beverage category based on franchisee satisfaction.

Last updated: March 6, 2020

Current Locations
HQ Address
5620 Glenridge Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30342

Expansion Plans

3,000-4,000 sq. ft. end caps preferred. Freestanding when available. Outside patio seating a plus. 70+ parking spaces in most markets. Additional prototype: McAlister's Select is our concept for non-traditional locations such as college student centers, hospitals, airports as well as mall food courts. Minimum 40' of frontage. 125-140 seats. Endcaps, inline or free standing buildings. Black iron not required. Prefer opportunities where there is a pick-up window possibility

Desired size
3,000 to 5,000 sq ft
12 Month Expansion Plans
24 Month Expansion Plans
Expanding in
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Demographic Range
3 miles
Min Population
Min Income
Demographic Notes
30,000+ daytime population in 3 miles. $50,000+ median household income. 300,000+ square feet of retail in 1/2 mile.
Preferred Cotenants
Big Box: Target, Walmart, Kohl's, Books, Best Buy, Linens/Bath, Gap, Old Navy, etc.


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