April 22, 2019 — Teachers inspire, lead, and leave a lasting impact on their communities. Leading up to Teacher Appreciation Week May 6th through the 10th, McAlister’s invited guests to nominate a deserving teacher in their lives. Thank you to all our guests who nominated a teacher during the nomination period, which ended on April 21st.
Selected winning teachers will receive a $1,000 Visa Gift Card and a catered classroom treat during Teacher Appreciation Week.
We'll also be celebrating teachers in a couple of other ways during Teacher Appreciation Week.
To celebrate all teachers do, we'll be offering them free tea all week long. Read more and RSVP here.
Additionally, as a part of our ongoing Cookies for a Cause Initiative, we'll be donating $0.75 from every sugar cookie sold to local school systems. RSVP on Facebook and read more here.
Knoxville, TN. (April 10, 2019) — At McAlister's, we aim to show genuine hospitality and give that little something extra. We want show our guests appreciation in ways they don't even expect.
That's why we recently gave these "I'm in the Club" Super Guests to some regulars in Alcoa and Fountain City.
"Their response was so priceless," said Brittany Fremming, GM at our Alcoa location. Some, she said, even visited the next day wearing their shirts.
We were thrilled with the response, and it was an honor to show a few of our faithful guests that they're in the club.
April 1, 2019 — April is World Autism Month. So from April 1st to the 30th, McAlister's Deli is offering a sweet way to give back: for every Sugar Cookie you buy this month, $0.50 will go to Autism Speaks.
Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, and treatments for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals and their families. The four pillars of the organization are awareness, advocacy, family services, and science.
In the U.S., an estimated 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD affect 3.5 million individuals nationwide.
Support Autism Speaks by buying a Sugar Cookie any time this month at any of Peak Restaurants' McAlister's locations.
Learn more about Autism Speaks.
Bristol, TN. (March 7, 2019) — In early March, Peak Restaurants gathered at The Summit in Bristol to recognize its management teams for their efforts over the past year. Announced at the awards ceremony among other award recipients were Peak's GM and Manager of the Year.
Manager of the Year: Armond Whitehurst
Peak Restaurants' Manager of the Year for 2018 is Armond Whitehurst, Manager at Alcoa. Armond has been with Peak for more than 12 years, and as in the past, was a vital part of Alcoa's successful management last year. Thanks in no small part to Armond, Alcoa did exceptionally well in food safety and cleanliness categories in 2018, finishing Top 5 in the company in SteriTech average and averaging a 99.5% on health department audits. Congratulations to Armond on the well-deserved award!
GM of the Year: Mike DeLorge
Mike DeLorge is Peak Resturants' 2018 GM of the Year. Mike has been with Peak as General Manager of our Lynchburg location since July of 2017. He has been a great addition to the Peak team, overseeing substantial growth in Lynchburg in 2018. Congratulations to Mike!
Also announced were the following award recipients:
ROE Excellence Award
Congratulations to our GM and Manager of the Year, and to all the award recipients!
Roanoke, VA. (March 1, 2019) — Roanoke McAlister's Deli was honored to participate in a great community event in Roanoke on March 1st.
The restaurant provided food for volunteers at the Taubman Museum's Canstruction event, at which teams assembled food-can sculptures. The event was co-sponsored by Feeding America Southwest Virginia, a regional food bank that seeks to eliminate hunger in Southwest Virginia. The food-can sculptures were on display from March 1st until March 17th, when the food was donated to Feeding America SWVA.
"The sandwiches were delicious and exactly what the teams needed Friday evening," said Anna Goltz, Feeding America SWVA's Annual Fund and Corporate Relations Officer. "McAlister's played a huge part in making this event a success."