Southern Rock Restaurants, LLC, an operator in the fast casual restaurant category, is opening the doors to its newest McAlister’s Deli in Cleveland, Tennessee on Monday, at 708 Paul Huff Parkway NW. Known for its genuine hospitality, McAlister’s Deli is home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds, and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea.
On grand opening day, the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new restaurant at 10 a.m.
For the celebration, McAlister’s Deli will be giving away free tea for a year punch cards for the first 85 guests in line at or before 10:30 a.m. (This includes one tea per week.)
The new Cleveland McAlister’s Deli will be the 85th restaurant for Southern Rock Restaurants. The franchise group owns and operates McAlister’s Deli restaurants throughout Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Illinois.
“I have spent a lot of time in Cleveland over the years, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to bring the McAlister’s Deli brand of quality and hospitality to this community,” said David Blackburn, CEO for Southern Rock Restaurants. “McAlister’s Deli and Cleveland are a great match! We look forward to serving our new neighbors.”
On Friday, McAlister’s Deli in Cleveland will also host a Community Heroes Lunch and Dinner from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. Nurses, teachers, firefighters, police officers, first responders, and military personnel are invited to a complimentary meal. (Must provide proof of employment, valid ID or badge. Dine in only).
McAlister’s in Cleveland will serve guests from Sunday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
McAlister’s guests always have the opportunity to skip the line by placing their order through the McAlister’s app or online at McAlistersDeli.com and picking up their meal at the On-The-Go shelves. McAlister’s also offers a variety of fresh, made-to-order catering options including breakfast, snacks, spud bars, salads, sandwich trays, box lunches and desserts, and always comes with a side of genuine hospitality. Whether it is for one person or one hundred, a business meeting or a family reunion, they can cater a feast to please any crowd.
McAlister’s Deli is recognized in the top 50 of the 2019 “Entrepreneur Franchise 500” and in the top three of “Entrepreneur’s Top Food Franchises: Sandwiches.” In 2018, Money ranked McAlister’s Deli #9 in the outlet’s rankings of the top “’fast-casual’ chains for your money in the U.S. McAlister’s Deli is also ranked in QSR magazine’s “The QSR 50” for 2018, as well as Fast Casual’s “Top 100 Movers & Shakers.” In 2017, Restaurant Business ranked McAlister’s Deli as one of “America’s Best Fast-Food Chains” and QSR named McAlister’s Deli as one of their “Best Franchise Deals.” In 2016, McAlister’s Deli was highlighted by Restaurant Business as the #2 “Consumer Favorite Fast Casual Chain” and by CNBC.com as “America’s Favorite Sandwich Shop.”