McAlister’s Deli Sweetens Up Summer With 5th Annual “Free Tea Day” On July 25

McAlister's Deli Sweetens Up Summer With 5th Annual "Free Tea Day" On July 25

More Than 315 Restaurants in 23 States Expect to Serve Over 320,000 Glasses of McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea to the Community

McAlister’s Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, announces its 5th annual “Free Tea Day” on Thursday, July 25. Guests who visit any of the participating McAlister’s locations will receive a free 32-ounce McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea.

“Free Tea Day allows our operators and franchisees to reward loyal guests and introduce our famous sweet tea to new guests,” said McAlister’s President and CEO Frank Paci. “Free Tea Day has become a highly-anticipated event and we expect to serve more than 320,000 glasses of tea this year.”

McAlister’s is promoting Free Tea Day with a myriad of in-store and social media activities, including a “Sweet Summer Sweepstakes.” Details can be found at or on Facebook at No coupon is required and no purchase is necessary.

Over the past two years, McAlister’s has undertaken initiatives to strengthen its brand, including upgrading menu offerings and improving speed of service. Nation’s Restaurant News recently named McAlister’s to its annual Top 100 list, while Technomic 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 of 2013 for its menu innovation, increased sales and national expansion.

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