Bristol, VA. (November 15, 2018) — McAlister's Deli in Bristol celebrated its opening with a ribbon cutting and check presentation on Thursday, November 15th. Local media, government officials, and neighboring businesses gathered at 10 a.m. outside of the new location on Euclid Avenue to commemorate the event.
The ribbon cutting came one week after the restaurant opened to the public on November 8th. The intervening week was Peak Restaurants' largest for an opening, with the most guests served in an opening week in company history.
At the event, Peak Restaurants also donated a portion of its first week's sales—$1,800 total—to The Junior League Baseball of Bristol VA/TN for the league's Thanksgiving Dinner Drive, an annual event that provides full Thanksgiving meals and weekend provisions to identified students within the Bristol school systems in Tennessee and Virginia.
Peak Restaurants, which operates now 13 McAlister's Delis in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee, is proud to serve the Bristol community, having long been connected to the Twin Cities. Its corporate offices are there. Co-owner Jeff Shawl grew up there. And Don Shawl—also a co-owner and Jeff's father—started Arbico East, Peak Restaurants' sister company and a franchisee of Arby's, in Bristol in 1982.
Chris Smith, another Peak co-owner, noted the restaurant group's closeness with the area when he shared a few words at the event: "Bringing a McAlister's here to Bristol," he said, "feels a lot like coming home."
McAlister’s Deli® opened its doors in Bristol at 1321 Euclid Avenue on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The first 50 guests in line received a punch card for Free Tea for a Year! Thanks for the amazing welcome, Bristol!
Bristol, VA. (November 1, 2018) — McAlister’s Deli®, a leading fast casual chain, will open its doors in Bristol at 1321 Euclid Avenue on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Known for its genuine hospitality, McAlister’s is home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds, and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™.
The first 50 guests in line on November 8, 2018 for the Grand Opening at 10:30 a.m. will receive a punch card allowing the holder to receive 1 free tea a week for 52 weeks. The restaurant will also be giving away prizes to guests dining there during the day-long celebration.
It is important for McAlister’s restaurants to give back to the communities they serve. A portion of the first week’s sales will be donated to The Junior League of Bristol TN/VA for the Thanksgiving Dinner Drive. This annual event provides full Thanksgiving meals and weekend-provisions to identified students within the Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee school systems.
To also celebrate the opening, the Bristol McAlister’s, along with the Bristol Chamber of Commerce, will host a ribbon cutting on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. There, the check will be presented for the upcoming Thanksgiving Dinner Drive.
The Bristol McAlister’s will be the third location in the TriCities, with locations in Johnson City and Kingsport, and the 13th McAlister’s restaurant for Peak Restaurants, headquartered in Bristol, Tenn. The franchise group operates McAlister’s Deli locations in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
“We are excited to bring McAlister’s handcrafted sandwiches, family-friendly atmosphere, and genuine hospitality to Bristol,” said Peak Restaurants’ Co-Owner Chris Smith. Jeff Shawl, also Co-Owner, said, “We have many ties to the Bristol community. I grew up here and our offices are located here. Our team is just as excited as the Bristol community to finally be opening in the Twin-city.”
McAlister’s Deli Bristol will feature a pick-up window for guests who order in advance online, by phone or through the McAlister’s Deli app. The window offers guests the convenience of staying in their vehicle to pick-up their completed order and quickly get on their way.
McAlister’s Bristol will serve guests daily, 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call the restaurant at (276) 644-0695 or visit its page on Facebook at Facebook.com/McAlistersBristol or www.peakrestaurants.com. For an interview, contact Amber Clark at (276) 780-5365 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
McAlister’s guests always have the opportunity to skip the line by placing their order through the McAlister’s app or online at McAlistersDeli.com. McAlister’s also offers a variety of fresh, made-to-order catering options including breakfast, snacks, spud bars, salads, sandwich trays, box lunches and desserts, and always comes with a side of genuine hospitality. Whether it’s for one person or one hundred, a business meeting or a family reunion, they can cater a feast to please any crowd.
Johnson City, TN. (October 28, 2018) — Our thanks to the readers of the Johnson City Press for voting McAlister's Deli as the best Deli/Sandwich spot in town. This was Johnson City Press's 15th annual Readers' Choice Awards. Voting began in August and the winners were announced this fall. We were honored to learn we had won in this competitive category.