McAlister's Deli Franchise

McAlister's Deli

Min. Liquid Capital: $762,000

Total Investment: $762,000 - $2,028,500

Net Worth Required: $1,000,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $35,000

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 410

Average Sales Last Year: $1,693,232

About McAlister's Deli

McAlister's Deli is enjoyable dining that combines great meals made with fresh and healthy ingredients, awesome customer service, a warm, convivial atmosphere and family appeal to create an experience people love.

McAlister's Deli is also known as a great place to meet and socialize. From family get-togethers to college reunions, team meetings and birthdays, everyone enjoys McAlister's Deli and its southern hospitality.

More than that, McAlister's Deli is a member of each community where it is located. They strive to give back to the community through a variety of efforts such as hosting and catering events. Employees are more than just food servers, cooks and staff, they are friends, family and participants in making everyone's life better.


McAlister's Deli combines great food, friendly staff and an inviting atmosphere to create a unique dining experience that everyone enjoys. Their variety of food, popularity, loyalty among guests and reputation for large portions appeals to every market. The diversity of menu options, the renown spuds and sweet tea, the continuous additions of people’s favorite foods and new flavors works to every owner's advantage as it will keep customers coming back and attract new ones.

Owners who participate in their community and follow the model McAlister's Deli has proven can benefit by:

  • Enjoying an increased reputation
  • Garnering new customers
  • Catering special events

Franchise owners feel good about the food they serve, the experience they provide and the benefit they bring to all.

Franchise owners receive extensive training. Each owner can have up to 4 members run through the 5 week training course. This course is comprehensive, and includes items like CPR and ServSafe certifications, daily operating procedures, time management, P/L evaluation, costing analysis, customer service and much more. They completely prepare strong management teams to run the franchise. Unlimited phone support and Franchise Business Consultant visits to the franchise will occur periodically, supporting owners at every step of their growth and success.

Participation in McAlister's Deli’s marketing campaign will allow owners to leverage McAlister's Deli 30 years of experience. Their loyalty programs including gift cards, reward programs and mobile apps to acquire and retain customers generating recurring revenue for a lifetime.

Ideal Candidate

McAlister's Deli works for everyone who wants to own a franchise that has a great reputation for food and customer service. Potential owners should have at least two years restaurant experience and be able to hire staff with similar skills that can assist and support the owner.

The right candidate should have a warm personality, be a person who knows when to lead and when to manage, have some basis in customer service, like to smile and have a desire to deliver the best possible dining experience to customers.

Any experience with numbers, analysis and back office operations will certainly help owners to succeed faster, as will an owner’s established network to the community.

Training And Support

Owners can have up to four people complete the 5 week course which trains on the entire operations of a franchise from front to back and administration. It also includes CPR and ServSafe certifications.

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