Knoxville, TN. (May 28, 2018) — Peak Restaurants' McAlister’s Deli in Fountain City was recently awarded the Commercial Restoration Award by the Fountain City Town Hall. McAlister's received the award in recognition of its restoration and reuse of a longstanding commercial building in Fountain City.
The building, located at 2885 Tazewell Pike, previously housed a CiCi's Pizza but had been vacant for years prior to the McAlister's development. The restaurant's grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony, pictured below, was in January of 2018.
The award was presented at a community awards ceremony held on Memorial Day—May 28, 2018—in Fountain City Park during the 43rd annual Honor Fountain City Day. Council members, local business people, reporters, and politicians, including former Governor of Tennessee Phil Bredesen, were in attendance. Josh Bisig, Fountain City McAlister's General Manager, accepted the award.
For more information about our Fountain City location, click here.
Knoxville, TN (May 18, 2018) — Peak Restaurants participated in Knox County School's Dine Out for Education event last month, donating proceeds from each of Peak's four Knox County McAlister's Delis.
Dine Out for Education is an annual event hosted by Knox County Schools. Participating restaurants donate 10% of the day's sales to the Partners in Education program, which is dedicated to both expanding educational opportunities for students in Knox County and facilitating a deeper understanding of the school system in the community.
Peak was able to donate more than $2,000 to Partners in Education last month as a result of the event.
McAlister's Deli restaurants across the country welcomed guests to nominate the TEAcher in their community they thought deserved to be honored! We are excited to announce the winners chosen from the nominations at each of our restaurants who have been recognized as an Outstanding Educator in each community. Click on their names to see photos of the presentation and read about why they were nominated and won!
John Sevier Middle School Teacher, Kristen Duncan, Earns Recognition from McAlister's Deli as Outstanding Educator
Kingsport, TN (May 11, 2018) — To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked you, our guests, to nominate educators who have made an impact on you or our local community. Today, we announce our winner at our Kingsport location. Congratulations to Kristen Duncan of John Sevier Middle School, who was chosen as an Outstanding Educator in her community.
"With the help of my mom I wanted to nominate Kristen Duncan," wrote student Emma Kimbler. "Mrs. Duncan makes herself available to her students at all times. She wants not just one student but all to succeed. She is a role model to the community as a dance coach also! Mrs. Duncan makes the adjustments to middle school so much easier and I feel so blessed to have her as my teacher. I hope Mrs. Duncan knows what a difference she has made in my life and what an inspiration she has been to me! Mrs. Duncan is not only an outstanding educator but a role model to young girls just like me."
Ms. Duncan is awarded a $50 McAlister's gift card and a certificate as well as tea and cookies for her class. Thank you, Mrs. Duncan, for all you've done for the students in your community.
We received many amazing nominations, and we want to recognize them all. Here are the Teacher Appreciation nominees in Kingsport:
Linkhorne Middle School Teacher, Mildred Crist, Earns Recognition from McAlister's Deli as Outstanding Educator
Lynchburg, VA (May 11, 2018) — To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked you, our guests, to nominate educators who have made an impact on you or our local community. Today, we announce our winner at our Lynchburg location. Congratulations to Ms. Mildred Crist of Linkhorne Middle School, who was chosen as an Outstanding Educator in her community.
"Mrs. Crist continuously goes above and beyond for her students," said nominator Alexis Billings. "She teaches students with autism and severe behavioral problems. ... She recognizes that each day is a new day and continues to work to see her students achieve. She spends countless hours [...] on her students; she buys supplies [...] and strives to make sure [the students] are taken care of. "
Ms. Crist is awarded a $50 McAlister's gift card and a certificate as well as tea and cookies for her class. Thank you, Ms. Crist, for all you've done for the students in your community.
We received many amazing nominations, and we want to recognize them all. Here are the Teacher Appreciation nominees in Lynchburg: