McAlister's Deli

  • McAlister's Corporation
4501 North Point Pkwy., # 100
Alpharetta, GA 30022
  • (888) 855-3354

Fast, casual restaurant, featuring a complete menu of gourmet deli foods, including hot and cold deli sandwiches, super-stuffed baked potatoes, salads, soups, desserts, MCALISTER'S famous sweet tea and other food and beverage products.

Franchisor Background

Year Established: 1989

Franchising Since: 1994

Operating Units

Franchised Units 278 89.1%
Company-Owned Units 34 10.9%
Total Operating Units 312 100%

Geographic Distribution

USA 312 100.0% In 18 States
Canada N/A N/A
International N/A N/A
Total 312 100%

Multi-Unit Operators

Multi-Unit Operators N/A
Franchises Owned by Multi-Unit Operators N/A

North American Unit Density

Density Units
Mississippi 26
Texas 24
Tennessee 18

Registered in the following Registration States

California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, District of Columbia

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Support and Training

General Information

IFA Member Yes
CFA Member No
Franchisee Association? Yes, is a member
Size of Corporate Staff 54
Site Selection
Lease Negotiation Assistance Yes
Financial Assistance Yes, Direct

Marketing Support

Co-Op Advertising No
National Advertising No
Regional Advertising No
Local Advertising No

Ongoing Support

Central Data Processing Yes, at additional cost
Central Purchasing Included
Field Operation Evaluation Included
Field Training Included
Initial Store Opening Included
Inventory Control Included
Franchisee Newsletter Included
Regional or National Meetings Included
800 Telephone Hotline Included


Jackson, MS 8 weeks
Franchisee Location 10 Days
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Financial Requirements


Minimum Net Worth $1MM
Cash Investment $500-600K
Total Investment $400K-1.5MM
Average Total Investment $950K


Initial Franchise Fee $35K
Average Franchise Fee N/A
On-Going Royalty 5%
Average Royalty N/A
Advertising Fee 2%

Site Information and Requirements

Average Number of Full-Time Employees 5
Average Number of Part-Time Employees 35
Space Needs (in square feet) 3,600
Preferred Site Types Free Standing Building, Strip Center
Encourages Conversions Yes
Item 19 (Earnings Claim) Provided? Yes
Listed in the SBA Registry? No
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Franchisee Qualifications

Financial Net Worth 5
General Business Experience 5
Specific Industry Experience 4
Formal Education 3
Psychological Profile 1
Personal Interviews 3
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Terms of Contract

Term of Initial Contract 10
Term of Renewal Period 5
Passive Ownership? Allowed
Area Development
Yes, for 0 years
Franchisees Allowed to Expand Within Territory? No
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Expansion Plans

Projected New Units Over Next 12 Months 45
USA Yes, All US
Canada Yes, All Canada
Overseas No
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