Largest McAlister’s Deli Franchisee to Expand into Nebraska

Largest McAlister's Deli Franchisee to Expand into Nebraska

The Saxton Group Will Bring Five Locations to the Omaha and Lincoln Markets

Largest McAlister's Deli Franchisee to Expand into NebraskaMcAlister’s Deli franchisee, The Saxton Group, announced today the franchisee has signed a development agreement with McAlister’s Deli to open five restaurants in the greater Omaha and Lincoln areas over the next several years. Nebraska is the sixth state for the multi-unit franchisee. The Saxton Group, currently operates 66 McAlister’s Deli locations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri. In January, the company also announced plans are in place for future growth for at least five locations in Des Moines and Ames, Iowa. In total The Saxton Group has a development agreement in place with McAlister’s for over 40 new locations in 5 different states.

“We’re doubling down on our commitment to growing McAlister’s Deli in the Midwest. With locations already open in Kansas City and future locations in Des Moines and now Omaha, we are excited to bring a significant number of McAlister’s Deli locations to America’s heartland,” stated Adam Saxton, Chief Business Officer of The Saxton Group.

During The Saxton Group’s first quarter, the brand opened three locations within three weeks in Enid, Okla., Shawnee, Kan., and Lake Worth, Texas. The same growth will be used in the expansion into Nebraska, significantly growing the presence McAlister’s Deli has in the state. Nebraska’s location in the Midwest provides the ideal opportunity to introduce more Nebraskans to McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea, Spuds, Salads and Sandwiches.

The Saxton Group has been part of the restaurant industry for over 30 years. The Saxton Group has a rich history of multi-unit and multi-brand development. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with locations operating in four states. The Saxton Group is the largest McAlister’s Deli franchisee in the country, owning and operating over 65 locations. As one of Restaurant Franchise Monitor’s Top 100 Restaurant Franchisees, The Saxton Group is aggressively expanding the McAlister’s Deli concept. Through the years, The Saxton Group has maintained a family approach to business and takes pride in teaching every employee about the restaurant business from the ground up. The group is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit McAlister's Deli Franchisee to Expand into Nebraska

Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli 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, the McAlister’s brand has 337 restaurants in 24 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta. For more information, visit

Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel, Cinnabon, Schlotzsky’s, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Auntie Anne’s and McAlister’s Deli, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit to learn more.