McAlister's Deli


Naf Naf Grill is ready to roll

The youngest brand in Roark's expansive restaurant portfolio has been shaped and adjusted to be the company's next growth vehicle.


Restaurants lean into festive to-go desserts

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

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.

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