Award-Winning Fast Casual Restaurant Celebrates With “Deli Bowl” Fundraising Competition Between Local High Schools
McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual chain, will open its newest location in Evansville at 5301 Pearl Drive on Monday, October 24 at 10:30 a.m. Known for its American Regional Favorites Served with a Smile, McAlister’s is home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds, and Famous Sweet Tea.
To celebrate the new restaurant opening, the West Evansville McAlister’s will host a “Deli Bowl”, a competition between Reitz High School and Mater Dei High School to see who can raise the most money for their athletic program.
On Tuesday, November 1, Reitz High School students, faculty, and staff are invited to the West Evansville McAlister’s with 20 percent of the sales donated back to the school’s athletic fund. Then on Thursday, November 3, Mater Dei High School students, faculty, and staff will have their chance to earn 20 percent of the sales for their athletic fund. The school who raises to most money will receive an additional $500 donation.
The new restaurant is owned by franchisees and Evansville natives Kent and Leigh Ann Johnson. This is their second McAlister’s location in Evansville with plans to open three additional locations in Kentucky and Tennessee in the coming years.
“As Evansville natives, Kent and I are thrilled to bring McAlister’s to the west side. Everyone will enjoy the same quality sandwiches, family-friendly atmosphere, and genuine hospitality they have received at our Green River Road location,” said Leigh Ann Johnson. “So come dine in, or order ahead by phone, online, or through our app and use our convenient pick up window.”
The McAlister’s in West Evansville will serve guests Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at (812) 228-4222, or visit its Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/McAlistersDeliEvansville.
Technomic has recognized McAlister’s twice in its Consumers’ Choice Awards for Chain Restaurants – in 2015 as top fast casual chain for pleasant, friendly service and in 2014 as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain. Franchise Business Review named McAlister’s one of its “Best Franchise Opportunities for 2015” in its Franchisee Satisfaction Awards, as well as a “Top Franchise” in 2014 based on franchisee satisfaction. In 2015, McAlister’s ranked #134 on Franchise Times‘ Top 200+ list and Nation’s Restaurant News named McAlister’s the No.12 limited-service chain in its Consumer Picks Survey. FastCasual.com also recognized the brand on its “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list of 2015.
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 361 restaurants in 24 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta. For more information, visit www.mcalistersdeli.com.