Award-winning Fast Casual Chain Announces Same-store Sales Increase of 4.9 Percent in Third Quarter
Alpharetta, GA (RestaurantNews.com) McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced a same-store sales increase of 4.9 percent during the third quarter of 2013. In addition, year-to-date same-store sales are at 5.4 percent. This marks the 13th straight quarter of positive sales growth. Comp sales were driven primarily by an increase in entree sales, due to system-wide traffic gains.
“We are pleased to deliver another strong sales performance in the third quarter,” said McAlister’s President and CEO Frank Paci. “Our franchisees continue to provide our guests with great food served with genuine hospitality creating a loyal customer base and strong brand.”
McAlister’s will open 15 restaurants this year and has signed new development agreements for an additional 45 locations.
Technomic recognized the brand as the 2012 top chain in the fast casual industry for food and beverage and as one of consumers’ Top 5 Favorite Chains in the country. Fast Casual also ranked the brand No. 2 on its Top 100 “Movers and Shakers” list of 2013 and Paci was named one of the “Top 20 People” in the industry to watch.
Founded in 1989, McAlister’s is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, McAlister’s has more than 315 restaurants in 23 states. The company has corporate offices in both Ridgeland, Miss., and Alpharetta, Ga. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.