McAlister’s Deli Celebrates Opening of New Restaurant in Carbondale, IL

McAlister's Deli Celebrates Opening of New Restaurant in Carbondale, IL

Leading Fast Casual Chain to Hold Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Monday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces its first location in Carbondale, Ill., will open on Monday, Aug. 19 at 1382 East Main Street. To celebrate, the restaurant will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.

“We’re excited to bring McAlister’s genuine hospitality to Carbondale,” said McAlister’s franchisee Donnie Harris. “From outstanding service to our high-quality food and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea, we’re committed to providing guests with an exceptional dining experience that will keep them coming back for more.”

McAlister’s Deli in Carbondale will also offer drive-thru service for those guests that do not want to sacrifice quality for convenience. The restaurant will serve guests from Sunday – Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at (618) 319-4028.

McAlister’s has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its brand, including upgrading menu offerings and improving speed of service. Technomic recently recognized the brand as the 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.

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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