August 14, 2020 — Over the last few months, our medical professionals have been working harder than ever for our health and safety, and we want them to know their hard work doesn't go unnoticed. That's why, in May, we teamed up with our guests to recognize local medical professionals in our McAlister's Medical Heroes contest.
Thank you for nominating a special medical professional in your life. Today, we announce the winners!
Deane Hill (Knoxville)
July 29, 2020 — Last week, to celebrate Free Tea Day, we donated gallons of tea to the essential workers in our communities. We are grateful for all they do, today and every day.
Below are a few of the photos from the day, featuring our tea drops at Indian Path Community Hospital (Kingsport, TN), the Knoxville Fire Department, the Knoxville Police Department, and more.
Alcoa, TN. (July 13, 2020) — McAlister's Deli in Alcoa was recently notified that it had won Best Deli in the Blount County Chamber of Commerce's 2020 "Best of Blount" contest.
This is a Reader's Choice award, chosen by the guests in our community, and we're honored to receive it!
Grandview Elementary School Teacher Danielle Mitchell Earns Recognition from McAlister's Deli as Outstanding Educator
Johnson City, TN. (June 4, 2020) — To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked you to nominate teachers who have had a positive influence in your life and in our community. Our educators are working harder than ever to find creative ways to bring remote learning to our homes. Today, we announce one of our winners of Outstanding Educator in Johnson City, TN!
Danielle Mitchell is a 3rd-grade teacher at Grandview Elementary School. She was nominated by Rick Simons.
"I have twin sons in Mrs. Mitchell's classroom and am always amazed by how she develops lesson plans to engage both of their very different learning styles," wrote Simons in the nomination. "During this COVID period, she's hosted video classroom sessions that allowed her students to see their friends and get some measure of normalcy. She's kept them on track for meeting year reading, math, and other academic goals and stayed in communication with all the parents. A truly amazing job in a truly difficult circumstance."
Mrs. Mitchell will receive a McAlister's Deli gift card as well as an Outstanding Educator certificate from McAlister's. Congratulations, Danielle, and thank you for all you do!
Palmer Early Learning Center Co-Teachers Kandy Thompson & Sophie Doty Earn Recognition from McAlister's Deli as Outstanding Educators
Kingsport, TN. (June 4, 2020) — To celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked you to nominate teachers who have had a positive influence in your life and in our community. Today, we announce two of our winners of Outstanding Educator in Kingsport, TN!
Kandy Thompson and Sophie Doty are Pre-K co-teachers at Palmer Early Learning Center. They were nominated Debbie Knott.
"These ladies have gone above and beyond with our sweet Pre-K and special-education babies," said nominator Debbie Knott. "I love these ladies and since they co-teach they deserve this together."
Sophie and Kandy will each receive a McAlister's Deli gift card as well as an Outstanding Educator certificate from McAlister's. Congratulations, Sophie and Kandy, and thank you both for all you do!