McAlister's Deli


Restaurants lean into festive to-go desserts

Operators are appealing to consumers' time constraints with sweet endings for off-premise celebrations.


New menu items debut at McAlister’s Deli

The fast casual has added two fall LTOs.

Restaurants are giving football fans ordering flexibility, menu variety and out-of-the-box options before they hit the stands.

Restaurants are tapping menu psychology tactics when constructing their menus and menu boards.

Focus Brands’ sandwich shop revamped its menu boards with a chalkboard-inspired design

Made-to-order deli fare in a relaxed Southern atmosphere; operated by Focus Brands

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

Customers reveal which chain subs spark their strongest yearnings.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.

Scott Redler has no trouble counting the reasons that Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers invested in digital menu boards. The chain’s chief operating officer says that in a growing...