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McAlister's announces sales growth

The sweet tea, sandwiches and spuds really are that good. McAlister’s Deli announced today its ninth consecutive quarter of positive comparable sales growth, according to a company statement. Third-quarter same-store sales at company-owned restaurants were up 6.9 percent and franchise restaurants were up 7 percent. According to a McAlister’s  spokeswoman, the growth is attributed to, “the restaurant chain’s commitment to ...

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Wright named VP

McAlister’s Deli has appointed Peter Wright as vice president of franchise development. Wright is a 14-year restaurant industry veteran, serving in various development and real estate roles at The Counter, Panera and Starbucks, among others. In his new role, Wright will report to CEO Frank Paci and be responsible for identifying and recruiting new multi-unit franchisees and supporting existing franchisees. ...

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McAlister’s is this year’s biggest jumper

McAlister’s Deli started out in a converted gas station in Oxford in the early ‘90s, and has since grown into a powerhouse on the southeastern dining scene. The casual dining chain has opened 15 new locations in 2011, pushing its total number of locations over 300. That’s one reason why McAlister’s is this year’s biggest mover in the Mississippi Business ...

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Q&A: Chris Newcomb, founder, Newk’s Franchise Company, LLC

Key to success is appealing to folks wanting more than fast food Chris Newcomb is a founder of Newk’s Express Café, which is headquartered in Jackson and will comprise 50 stores by year end. Newcomb’s family began the successful McAlister’s Deli chain in Oxford in 1989, sold it in 2001 with 50 stores, and opened their first Newk’s in 2004. ...

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20 years and still growing

  McALISTER’S Deli now has nearly 300 restaurants in 22 states   Twenty years ago, McAlister’s Deli opened its first restaurant in Oxford and quickly became a hit in the small college town for its soups, sandwiches and sweet tea. That restaurant on University Drive was the beginning of what is now McAlister’s Corporation that operates 296 restaurants in 22 states. Thirty-seven ...

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