McAlister's Deli Info

About McAlister's Deli

Founded in Oxford, Mississippi in 1989, McAlister’s® Deli is an award winning fast casual restaurant concept offering an extensive menu of American regional favorites including made to order sandwiches, fresh salads, Texas sized spuds and our famous sweet tea.  They believe in doing things the McAlister’s Way which means high quality, generous portions; exceptional service, (which is refered to as McAlister’s Genuine Hospitality), in a comfortable environment that makes their guests feel at home. 

With over 375 locations throughout the U.S., McAlister's Deli is looking to grow with experienced restauranteurs and multi-unit operatorts. 


McAlister's Deli Story
Top 5 Reasons To Buy A McAlister's Deli Franchise
  • Excellent Unit Level Economics  -  $1,650,105 – Average net sales for 301 franchised traditional locations that were open for all of 2016*
  • Uniquely Differentiated - McAlister’s Famous Sweet TeaTM, McAlister’s ClubTM, Texas Sized Spuds, Savannah Chopped Salad and other high awareness products, all served with our Genuine McAlister’s Hospitality. 

  • Simplicity of Operations  — no fryers or grills. Limited Operating Hours. No breakfast or late nights. 

  • Perfectly Positioned - Already meeting consumer demand for higher levels of service in the fast-casual dining segment, our broad menu appeals to a wide customer base. 

  • Multi-unit Success - 67% of their franchise own multi-units and average 7 restaurants.

Franchisee Testimonial
Why McAlister's Deli Franchise?

McAlister’s Deli is known for our wide-ranging menu of sandwiches, giant spuds, entrée salads, soups, sweets and signature McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™, and is an attractive franchise investment. McAlister’s Deli offers:

Positive momentum in same store sales growth
Extensive catering opportunities
Favorable sales-to-investment ratio
Attractively positioned in the growing fast-casual restaurant segment
Award-winning quality food and beverages
Industry leader in hospitality


McAlister's Franchisee
What are the costs for a McAlister's Deli Franchise?

Total Initial Investment to develop a traditional restaurant at an end-cap or inline shopping center location is between $762,000 to $1,023,000 (does not include real estate costs).

Minimum Net Worth Requirement: $1,500,000

Liquidity Captial Requirement: $750,000

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How much does a McAlister's Deli franchisee location make?

$2,436,543 Average net sales in 2016 for Top Quartile of 301 franchised traditional locations that were open for all of 2016*

$1,650,105 – Average net sales for 301 franchised traditional locations that were open for all of 2016*

16.04% - Average EBITDA based on 138 traditional franchised restaurants that were open for all of 2016 and had an Average total revenue of $1,867,241 in 2016*


*Figures reflect 2016 averages for 301 franchised traditional McAlister's Restaurants that were in operation continuously during the period from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 and from whom we received complete and timely financial information for such period, as published in Item 19 of our April 2017 Franchise Disclosure Document. There were an additional (i) 35 franchised traditional McAlister's Restaurants which were not added to the sample because they did operate continuously during the 2016 period, and (ii) 19 franchised express McAlister's Restaurants which were not added to the sample because they are not traditional McAlister's Restaurants. Of the 331 restaurants in the sample, 147 restaurants [or 44%] attained or exceeded the average total net sales. You should review our Franchise Disclosure Document for details about these figures. A new franchisee’s results may differ from the represented performance. There is no assurance that you will do as well and you must accept that risk.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO TRANSACTIONS GOVERNED BY THE FRANCHISE INVESTMENT LAW OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA ONLY: These franchises have been registered under the franchise investment law of the State of California. Such registration does not constitute approval, recommendation or endorsement by the commissioner of corporations nor a finding by the commissioner that the information provided herein is true complete and not misleading. This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. We will not offer you a franchise until we have complied with disclosure and registration requirements in your jurisdiction. Contact McAlister’s Franchisor SPV LLC, 5620 Glenridge Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30342, to request a copy of our FDD. RESIDENTS OF NEW YORK: This advertisement is not an offering. An offering can only be made by a prospectus filed first with the Department of Law of the State of New York. Such filing does not constitute approval by the New York Department of Law. RESIDENTS OF MINNESOTA: MN Franchise Registration Number: F-8196. ©2017 McAlister’s Corporation.


McALister's Deli Awards

2017 Restaurant Business - Top 25 Fast-Food Chains in America

2017 Entrepreneur - Fastest Growing Franchises

2017 Entrepreneur - Top 500 Food Franchises

2017 - Top 100 Movers and Shakers


2016 Restaurant Business Magazine - #2 Consumers' Favorite Chain

2016 QSR 50 Sandwich Segment Magazine - Top Sandwich brands in quick service & fast casual