FOCUS Brands Inc. Launches Franchise Development Webinar Series

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands Inc., a leading developer of global multi-channel foodservice brands announced today a webinar series to help educate area developers and prospective franchisees on post-COVID-19 growth plans. Beginning on May 12 with McAlister’s Deli, attendees will gather key insights…
FOCUS Brands Appoints Jim Holthouser as Chief Executive Officer

Hospitality Industry Veteran to Accelerate Growth and Enhance Customer Experience  Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands (the “Company”), parent company of Auntie Anne’s®, Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Jamba®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, McAlister’s Deli®, Schlotzsky’s®, and Seattle’s Best Coffee® (in certain military bases and…
McAlister’s Deli Hires New Chief Marketing Officer

Natalia P. Franco strengthens leadership team in newly created role Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast-casual restaurant chain home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™, is excited to announce that Natalia…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 08/30/16

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Lafayette, IN-based PIZZA KING (founded 1956) has increased by 1 unit, from 77…
Women in Business Q&A: Carin Stutz President, McAlister’s Deli

Carin Stutz was named president of McAlister’s Deli in November 2014. Prior to joining the award-winning fast casual brand, Carin served as president and CEO of Cosi; president, Global business development at Brinker International, the parent company of Chili’s Bar…
McAlister’s Deli Targeting Phoenix for Franchise Growth

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Seeks Multi-unit Restaurant Operators to Expand Brand Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, announced today it is targeting Phoenix for franchise growth. The brand is seeking experienced multi-unit restaurant operators to help…
McAlister’s Deli Introduces New Line of Pasta Entrees Nationwide

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Adds Chicken Bacon Jalapeno, Four Cheese Chili and Chicken Cavatappi Pasta Options to Menu Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has introduced a new line of pasta entrees…
Restaurant Chain Growth Report 02/24/15

RestaurantData.com has released its latest Restaurant Chain Growth Report. Growing Concepts of Multi Unit Operators Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Lakewood, OH-based ALADDIN’S EATERY (founded 1994) has increased by 1 unit, from 29…
Cajun Shrimp Is Back at McAlister’s Deli

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Celebrates with “For the Love of Shrimp” Sweepstakes to Win a Trip for Two to New Orleans Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual chain, announced today the return of its popular New Orleans-inspired…
McAlister’s Deli Reports Strong Franchise Growth and Menu Development

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Announces 2015 Expansion Plans and Target Markets for Franchise Development Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual chain, announced a successful year of franchise growth and menu development in 2014 during the brand’s 25th…
McAlister’s Deli Signs Development Agreements with Three New Franchise Groups

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept to Open 20 Locations throughout Rochester, N.Y., Northwest Indiana and Chicago Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has signed development agreements with three new franchise groups to open…
McAlister’s Deli Names Carin Stutz as President

Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s Deli has named Carin Stutz President effective November 17, 2014. McAlister’s Deli is a fast-casual deli concept with more than 330 restaurants in more than 24 states. “Carin’s vast experience in building great teams, creating brand…
McAlister’s Deli to Open Its First Location in Peoria, Arizona on Nov. 17

Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today its first location in Peoria, Ariz., will open on Monday, Nov. 17 at 8125 West Bell Road, Suite 125. Franchisees Michael Roberts and Michael Celayeta of MR Franchises,…
McAlister’s Deli to Open in San Angelo, Texas, Nov. 17

Leading Fast Casual Concept to Donate First Month’s Tips to Local Charity and Participate in Helping Hands Project Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today it will open a new location in San Angelo, Texas,…
McAlister’s Deli to Open in Beavercreek, Ohio, on Nov. 17

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept to Open Second Location in Q1 of 2015 Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today it will open its first Beavercreek, Ohio, location on Monday, Nov. 17 at 3310 Pentagon Blvd…
McAlister’s Deli Signs Development Agreement to Open 10 Restaurants

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Accelerates Franchise Growth throughout Houston, Texas Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has signed an agreement with new franchise group Southwest Concepts, LLC to open 10 locations throughout…
McAlister’s Deli Brings Back Seasonal Guest Favorites Just in Time for Fall

Award-Winning Fast Casual Restaurant Offers Turkey Cranberry Griller and Salad through Dec. 28 Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announced today the return of two popular seasonal menu items, the Turkey Cranberry Griller and Turkey Cranberry…
Q&A with Donna Josephson Chief Marketing Officer, McAlister’s Deli

As chief marketing officer for McAlister’s Deli, Donna Josephson leads all strategy development, brand management, national and local initiatives as well as R&D and menu innovation. Donna has extensive experience in the restaurant industry where she has led initiatives for…
McAlister’s Deli Signs Development Agreement to Open 10 Locations

Award-winning Fast Casual Concept Accelerates Franchise Growth throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming Alpharetta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  McAlister’s® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant chain, announced today it has signed an agreement with existing franchise group Southern Deli…