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From McAlister's Deli:
McAlister's® Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, will celebrate its 6th annual Free Tea Day on Thursday, July 24. Guests who visit any of the participating McAlisters locations will receive a free 32-ounce glass of McAlisters Famous Sweet Tea™. (One per guest. No coupon is required and no purchase is necessary.)

In honor of its 25th anniversary, McAlisters is counting down to Free Tea Day with a Facebook Photo Contest. Participating McAlister's locations will have a life-sized iced tea glass cut out in the restaurant and guests can enter the contest by taking a photo with the iced tea cut out and uploading it to their local McAlister's Deli Facebook Page with the hashtag #FreeTeaDay2014. From the photos, 25 winners will be selected for a $100 gift card and one grand prize will be given for McAlisters Catering for up to 25 people. McAlisters will begin to accept submissions on Monday, July 14th and will run though Free Tea Day, Thursday, July 24th.

We have been serving up McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™ for the last 25 years and wanted to celebrate this milestone with the Free Tea Day Facebook Photo Contest in honor of our 6th annual Free Tea Day, said Kirk Lanier, President of franchise group The Saxton Group. This is our way of saying thank you to our loyal guests who have contributed to our success over the years.

Technomic® recognized McAlister's twice in its Chain Restaurant Consumers Choice Awards - in 2014 as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain and in 2013 as the top fast casual chain for food and beverage. Nations Restaurant News named McAlisters the top limited-service sandwich chain in its 2014 Consumer Picks Survey. also recognized the brand on its Top 100 Movers and Shakers list of 2014 and named McAlisters President and CEO Frank Paci one of the Top 25 People in the industry to watch.

About McAlister's

Founded in 1989, McAlister's® Deli is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlisters also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlisters brand has more than 325 restaurants in 24 states. The company has corporate offices in both Alpharetta, Ga., and Ridgeland, Miss. For more information, visit

About The Saxton Group

The Saxton Group has been part of the restaurant industry for over 30 years and has been named in the top 100 companies that is a 100% Employee Owned Company. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with locations operating in four states. In 2014, The Saxton Group was named Franchisee of the Year for McAlisters Deli as the largest McAlister's Deli franchisee in the country, owning and operating over 50 locations.  The Saxton Group has a rich history of multi-unit and multi-brand development and is aggressively expanding McAlister's Deli and Pinkberry concepts. Through the years, The Saxton Group has maintained a family approach to business and takes pride in teaching every employee about the restaurant business from the ground up. The group is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.  For more information, please visit

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