McAlister's Deli
#41 Franchise 500| Sandwiches, salads, baked potatoes

About
Founded

1989

Franchising Since

1994 (25 Years)

Corporate Address

5620 Glenridge Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30342

CEO

Steve DeSutter

Parent Company

Focus Brands

Financial Requirements
Initial Investment

$772,000 - $1,069,000

Net-worth Requirement

$1,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$500,000

Ongoing Fees
Initial Franchise Fee

$35,000 - $35,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

1%

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

$15,000 off franchise fee

Support Options
Ongoing Support

Purchasing Co-ops

Newsletter

Meetings/Conventions

Toll-Free Line

Grand Opening

Security/Safety Procedures

Field Operations

Site Selection

Proprietary Software

Franchisee Intranet Platform

Marketing Support

Co-op Advertising

Ad Templates

National Media

Regional Advertising

Social media

SEO

Website development

Email marketing

Loyalty program/app

On-The-Job Training:

206 hours

Classroom Training:

45 hours

Absentee Ownership Allowed
Number of Employees Required to Run:

40

McAlister's Deli is ranked #41 in the Franchise 500!
Bio
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.

Cost
Initial Investment: Low - $772,000 High - $1,069,000
Units
+10.6%+41 UNITS (1 Year) +18.6%+67 UNITS (3 Years)

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:

Franchisor is seeking new franchise units throughout the U.S.
Franchise Financing
Using 401(K)/IRA Funds
  • Tax Penalty-Free
  • Debt Free
  • Expert Guidance
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Updated: August 29th, 2019