They appreciate a menu served with genuine care. You appreciate a brand built on hospitality and values.

Even more than our wide variety of real, handcrafted food and signature McAlister’s Famous Sweet TeaTM, McAlister’s Deli® is known as a community gathering place, where guests can experience a little something extra. Our franchise owners are valued as leaders in their communities, who provide opportunities for growth for their staff while demonstrating genuine hospitality.

qualified candidates should have:

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Prior Business Experience
(Restaurant Experience Preferred)

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Commitment to Brand Values and
Exemplifying Genuine Hospitality

our growth strategy makes us interested ideally in those who would be committed to developing 2-10 locations over a 3-7 year timeframe.

ENDCAP OR INLINE SHOPPING CENTER LOCATION
TYPE OF EXPENDITURELOWHIGH
Initial Franchise Fee$35,500
Construction & Build Out Costs$400,000$460,000
Permitting$800$4,800
Equipment Package$160,000$174,000
Millwork$43,800$73,000
Furniture$14,200$27,000
Menu Board, Graphics & Interior Signage$25,500$27,100
Exterior Signage$40,000$87,500
Computer System$32,000$66,500
Smallwares$12,500$18,300
TV/Music$400$4,300
Architect/Engineering$15,000$33,000
Rent$6,200$12,000
Grand Opening Marketing$25,000$27,000
Legal & Accounting Fees$3,000$10,000
Insurance$2,500$15,000
Misc. Opening Costs$7,500$15,000
Training Fees$0$8,850
Travel & Living Expenses during Training$15,000$30,000
Opening Inventory$12,000$18,000
Additional Funds (3 Months)$25,000$50,000
TOTALS10$875,900$1,196,850
NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FREESTANDING TRADITIONAL LOCATION WITHOUT A PICKUP WINDOW
TYPE OF EXPENDITURELOWHIGH
Initial Franchise Fee$35,500
Construction & Build Out Costs$1,000,000$1,355,000
Permitting$6,000$8,100
Equipment Package$165,000$178,300
Millwork$45,000$49,700
Furniture$14,000$26,500
Menu Board, Graphics & Interior Signage$25,000$27,100
Exterior Signage$65,000$126,000
Computer System$32,000$66,500
Smallwares$11,000$13,000
TV/Music$400$5,600
Architect/Engineering$20,000$37,000
Rent$6,200$15,000
Grand Opening Marketing$25,000$27,000
Legal & Accounting Fees$3,000$10,000
Insurance$2,500$15,000
Misc. Opening Costs$5,000$10,500
Training Fees$0$8,850
Travel & Living Expenses during Training$15,000$30,000
Opening Inventory$12,000$18,000
Additional Funds (3 Months)$25,000$50,000
TOTALS10$1,512,600$2,112,650
EXPRESS RESTAURANT
TYPE OF EXPENDITURELOWHIGH
Initial Franchise Fee$15,500
Construction & Build Out Costs$175,000$255,000
Permitting$1,050$1,500
Equipment Package$67,450$106,500
Millwork$17,100$27,000
Furniture$10,450$16,500
Menu Board, Graphics & Interior Signage$15,000$20,000
Exterior Signage$15,000$25,000
Computer System$21,000$56,500
Smallwares$10,250$13,250
TV/Music$500$600
Architect/Engineering$10,000$15,000
Rent$1,200$5,000
Grand Opening Marketing$5,000$57,000
Legal & Accounting Fees$3,000$10,000
Insurance$3,500$12,000
Misc. Opening Costs$500$2,500
Training Fees$0$8,850
Travel & Living Expenses during Training$10,000$15,000
Opening Inventory$500$2,500
Additional Funds (3 Months)$5,000$10,000
TOTALS10$393,500$630,700
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seven steps to becoming a franchise owner.

Hospitality doesn’t just happen at our restaurants. We have a well-defined process to welcome you as a franchisee. From initial interest through qualification, to signing and opening your very own McAlister’s Deli®, our team works with you every step of the way.

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