Annual franchisee awards showcased many ownership groups in most successful year ever.

McAlister’s® Deli had a successful 2016, largely due to the passion and commitment of its franchisees. At the recent McAlister’s® Owners’ Conference, the brand payed homage to the men and women behind the franchise ownership groups.

Starting with its highest performing restaurants, three franchisees groups were recognized for operating restaurants that each surpassed $3 Million Dollars in sales in 2016. These groups include: Southwest Deli Group (1 location), Southern Rock Restaurants (4 locations) and The Saxton Group (3 locations).

Other awards include as follows:
2016 Highest AUV for a single location; Highest Opening week sales; Developer of the year: Saxton Group
2016 Rookie of the Year: Dave’s Deli.
2016 Highest Average AUV for Franchise Group (11+ Restaurants): Southwest Deli Group
2016 Highest Average AUV for Franchise Group (1-10 Restaurants): LLD Investments
2016 Highest Comp Percentage for Franchise Group (11+ Restaurants): DMAC81
2016 Highest Comp Percentage for Franchise Group (1-10 Restaurants): McKnotts Enterprise
2016 Highest Catering Percentage of Sales: AliMax Enterprises
2016 Food Safety Award (11+ Restaurants) (Tie): DMAC81 and Southwest Deli Group
2016 Food Safety Award (1-10 Restaurants) (Tie): MCA Geneva and McFoods ML
2016 Genuine Hospitality Award: Columbus MC Deli
2016 Overall Satisfaction Award (11+ Restaurants): DMAC81
2016 Overall Satisfaction Award (1-10 Restaurants): Columbus MC Deli

“I couldn’t be more proud of our franchisees. They have worked hard to represent our brand, and they are the reason for our success. Without them, McAlister’s® wouldn’t be where it is today,” McAlister’s® President Paul Macaluso said.

McAlister’s® Deli has over 400 restaurants in 28 states.

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