Tuesday, January 24, 2006

McAlister's Deli Opens 200th Restaurant

A growing network of successful franchisees combined with the increasing popularity of McAlister’s Deli, and an acquisition by Roark Capital Group helped lead the chain to record-setting numbers in several categories in 2005.

Headquartered in Ridgeland, MS, McAlister’s opened 34 franchised restaurants in 2005. System wide sales reached a record-setting high of $205 million, an increase of 27 percent over 2004. McAlister’s also had eight individual restaurants surpass $2 million in sales, and two of those locations that exceeded $2.5 million. Continued growth is expected in 2006.

McAlister’s has been profitable in each of its 17 years with a fast-casual concept that produces average yearly sales of $1.3 million in its restaurants that encompass 18 states.

The company recently reached another milestone: The opening of the 200th restaurant in Starksville, Mississippi. Read all about it in the Starksville Daily Journal.

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