McAlister's Deli
#146

Initial Investment

LOW: $579,000
HIGH: $1,457,500

Change in Units

+9.4% +34 UNITS (1 Year)
+11.6% +42 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile

Founded

1989

Franchising Since

1994 (22 Years)

Corporate Address

5620 Glenridge Dr. Atlanta, GA 30342

CEO

Rick Altizer

Parent Company

Focus Brands

About McAlister's Deli

Founder Don Newcomb's goal when he launched McAlister's Deli in 1989 was to create a "gourmet deli with Southern charm."

The restaurants serve sandwiches, salads, stuffed baked potatoes, appetizers, desserts and kid's meals. Customers make their selections at the counter, receive their appetizers and drinks and then sit wherever they choose, while roving servers bring their food and drink refills.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$579,000 - $1,457,500

Net-worth Requirement

$1,500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$750,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

to 5%

Ad Royalty Fee

to 3%

Financing Options

McAlister's Deli has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Veteran Incentives


$5,000 off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 136

Lowest Rank: 164

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: 5 days

Training at headquarters: 14 days

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

Number of employees required to run: 40

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Updated: September 14th, 2016

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