McAlister's Deli opens eatery in Waxahachie

Customers got a look at Waxahachie’s newest restaurant McAlister’s Deli on Thursday. Restaurant representatives invited the community in for a sneak preview and to sample food before its grand opening Friday.

McAlister’s Deli offers a wide variety of handcrafted sandwiches, fresh salads, stuffed potatoes and a signature sweet tea. The restaurant is located at 1600 N. U.S. Highway 77.

“There are months and months of planning from many people within our company that go into all of our openings. Over the last few weeks, we have had a team of managers here. At store level, we are just making sure that the building comes along nicely,” said Stephen Lee, McAlister’s Vice President of Operations. “We are ready to go and we have been hiring lots of people. We have hired a staff of 70 people so far and we are looking for more. There has been a lot of training over the course of the last seven days. We are ready to go and we are really excited about it.”

Lee said McAlister’s Deli prides itself on bringing in unique items from all over the country.

“We specialize in those. we bring the best flavors from all over right here to your neighborhood. We are most famous for our famous sweet tea and that draws a lot of people to our brand. People become addicted to that and that is what we are most well-known for,” Lee said. “Beyond the sweet tea and the sandwiches, we offer a large variety of baked potatoes and great salads as well. We look forward to being apart of the Waxahachie community and serving the community as best as we can.”

General Manager Jacob Hale said one thing customers can expect when coming in for meal is excellent service that makes customers feel right at home.

“We really like to make this a type of environment that people could come into and feel like you’re around family and around home. So that is the part that we are going to start with from day one. It is going to be hospitality all day, every day,” Hale said.

“We are excited to be here and excited to be in Waxahachie. We know that this town is going to be a good fit for us. Just like we are a good fit for this town.”

McAlister’s is open for business from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It is open 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information about the restaurant, visit or search McAlister’s Deli Waxahachie on Facebook. The staff at the restaurant can be reached at 972-923-1106.

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