Johnson City, TN. (February 22, 2019) — McAlister's Delis in the Tri-Cities donated $1,700 to Niswonger Children's Hospital in Johnson City, TN, during the hospital's annual Radiothon Fundraiser.
McAlister's participated in the radiothon fundraiser on February 19th, donating ten percent of the day’s sales from its Bristol, Johnson City, and Kingsport locations to Niswonger Children’s Hospital. WTFM broadcasted the event onsite at the new Bristol location on Euclid Avenue.
Niswonger Children's Hospital is a vital regional charity that provides state-of-the-art care for children in a family-centered environment. Thanks to guest participation, McAlister's was able to donate nearly twice what it donated to the hospital in 2018.
Learn more about Niswonger Children's Hospital here.
Alcoa, TN. (February 4, 2019) — This February, Alcoa participated in Blount County's scavenger hunt for the One-Book Blitz, a county-wide initiative across all K-5 schools in Blount County, Alcoa, and Maryville that aims to foster a joy of reading. The book for this year's event was Mr. Popper's Penguins.
Deanna, a team member at McAlister's Alcoa, was featured in the kick-off video for the One Book Blitz, and a little penguin even nestled in the McAlister's "M" as a clue during the event's scavenger hunt.
Watch the One-Book Blitz opening video here.
Johnson City, TN. (January 17, 2019) — Our Marketing Director, Amber Clark, and our Training Director, Angel Milhorn, stopped by WJHL's Daytime Tri-Cities on Thursday. Amber and Angel talked about our new location in Bristol, discussed our upcoming Niswonger Children's Hospital Radiothon fundraiser, and introduced our new Meyer Lemon Chicken Sandwich. Watch the full segment above.
Knoxville, TN. (December 3rd, 2018) — We had a great time at this year's Holiday Party in Knoxville at Hunter Valley Farm. The tasty food, cool prizes, and friendly conversation made for a good start to the Christmas season. We hope each of you had a merry Christmas. Here's to 2019!
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."