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Blame it on our small-town roots, but we believe great food, a warm smile and a tall glass of sweet tea is the fix for almost anything. McAlister’s Deli® offers guests more than hearty sandwiches piled high and sides worth sharing. Through genuine Southern hospitality and friendly conversation, we aim to make every guest feel like our place is their place, too. Become a part of something special with a McAlister’s Deli® of your very own.

People Can’t Get Enough of McAlister’s Deli®

  • 530+

    Locations in the US



  • Manages new market launches with a cross-functional team for new opening support
  • Assists franchisees with real estate needs such as site criteria and selection
  • Develops concept packages with construction plans and conducts construction document review
  • Provides guidance on image standards and expectations


  • Provides access to a comprehensive, high-resolution product image library
  • Assists in core menu development and pricing strategies
  • Assembles Local Store Marketing toolkits
  • Facilitates R&D projects for local product introductions
  • Provides sales trends analysis and guidance

Operations and Training

  • Offers a Support Center that provides an unparalleled level of operational review, coaching and analytical support to our franchisees to improve operational performance
  • Provides opening training support with certified trainers and certifies international training locations
  • Serves as primary liaison for R&D on product development and testing, quality control and inspections
  • Conducts advanced training and professional development classes

Supply Chain

  • Assists with distribution network relationships and negotiates distribution agreements
  • Secure regionally sourced product, where necessary, and ensures adequate distribution
  • Establishes supply chain for new regional markets
  • Franchise Times Top 400 Logo
McAlister's King Club Sandwich

Spreading the Love to New Neighborhoods

When a film production rolled into Oxford, MS, they transformed an old gas station into a 1950s diner. In 1989, a dentist with a dream had the vision to turn that set into the first-ever McAlister’s Deli®. Today, McAlister’s continues to dream big with franchise opportunities sprouting in regions across the world.

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We’re Growing
Across the Globe

McAlister’s Deli® is connecting continents one fresh, soul-satisfying meal at a time! Contact us to find out which territories are currently open for development. And check back often – we’re focused on continued global development.

International Applicant Requirements

  • Multi-unit foodservice, hospitality, or retail operations experience
  • Ability to open multiple locations following a development schedule
  • Capital necessary to develop & support multiple locations
  • Sufficient infrastructure team with growth capabilities
  • Local expertise in real estate, marketing, development, project management, human resources and supply chain

Financial Requirements

Will vary depending upon market size. Numbers below are based on minimum of 20 stores.

  • $1,500,000 USD

    Minimum Liquid Capital

  • $2,000,000 USD

    Minimum Net Worth

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