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McAlister’s Deli – New Gluten-Free Options

I received this press release, and though I’d never heard of this restaurant before, I thought I’d throw it out there and see if any of you have tried or are planning to try it.  If you have, please let me know!  I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to new places to eat.

McAlister’s Deli Rolls Out Gluten Free Options

McAlister’s Deli will offer Udi’s Whole Grain Sliced Gluten Free Bread Starting April 1st

WHAT:          McAlister’s Deli is expanding its menu to include gluten free options! Starting April 1st, patrons can substitute Udi’s Whole Grain Sliced Gluten Free Bread on any whole sandwich or club for $.69, or on any half sandwich from the ‘Choose Any Two’ menu for $.35.  This new offer will be a great addition to the current selection of gluten free salads and side items. From savory spuds to decadent desserts, the new twist on deli is sure to satisfy the whole family.

WHEN:         Beginning April 1st, 2012


McAlister’s Deli – Addison, TX
15212 Montfort Dr Suite 303
Dallas, TX US 75248
Phone: (469) 374-0495

McAlister’s Deli – Amarillo, TX
8605 SW 34th Avenue
Amarillo, TX US 79121
Phone: 806-355-7500

McAlister’s Deli – Arlington, TX
137 Merchants Row, Suite 101
Arlington, TX US 76018
Phone: 817-465-3354

McAlister’s Deli – Athens, TX
220 Crestway Drive Unit 116
Athens, TX US 75751
Phone: 903-677-0170

McAlister’s Deli – Beaumont, TX
3050 Dowlen Rd.Suite A
Beaumont, TX US 77706
Phone: 409-861-3354

McAlister’s Deli –
College Station, TX
1006 University Drive East
College Station, TX US 77840
Phone: 979-846-6000

McAlister’s Deli – Colleyville, TX
5615 Colleyville Boulevard
Suite 200
Colleyville, TX US 76034
Phone: 817-485-5191

McAlister’s Deli – Denton, TX
1931 South Loop 288, Suite 100
Denton, TX US 76205
Phone: 940-320-7722

McAlister’s Deli –
East Plano, TX
701 North Central Expressway, Suite 100
Plano, TX US 75075
Phone: 469-467-6400

McAlister’s Deli – Fort Worth (TCU), TX – COMING SOON
3053 South University Drive
Fort Worth, TX US 76109

McAlister’s Deli –
Highland Village, TX
3180 FM 407, Suite 502
Highland Village, TX US 75077
Phone: 972-318-0404

McAlister’s Deli – Killeen, TX
1908 East Central Texas Expressway, Suite A
Killeen, TX US 76541
Phone: 254-519-3354

McAlister’s Deli – Longview, TX
2804 Judson Road
Longview, TX US 75605
Phone: 903-663-6868

McAlister’s Deli – Lubbock, TX
2415 19th Street
Lubbock, TX US 79401
Phone: 806-740-0022

McAlister’s Deli – Lubbock, TX
4210 82nd Street Unit 212
Lubbock, TX US 79423
Phone: 806-799-5200

McAlister’s Deli – McKinney, TX
2107 Eldorado Parkway
Suite 105
McKinney, TX US 75070
Phone: 972-547-3800

McAlister’s Deli – North Richland Hills, TX
9143 Boulevard 26, Suite 600
North Richland Hills,
TX US 76180
Phone: 817-485-3354

McAlister’s Deli –
Port Arthur, TX
8393 Memorial Boulevard
Port Arthur, TX US 77640
Phone: 409-729-3354

McAlister’s Deli – Rowlett, TX
4305 Lakeview Parkway,
Suite 300
Rowlett, TX US 75088
Phone: 972-475-9944

McAlister’s Deli – Southlake, TX
100 North Kimball Avenue, Suite 110
Southlake, TX US 76092
Phone: 817-310-5570

McAlister’s Deli – Temple, TX
2102 SW HK Dodgen Loop
Unit 122
Temple, TX US 76504
Phone: 254-742-1720

McAlister’s Deli – Texarkana, TX
5001 Cowhorn Creek Road
Texarkana, TX US 75503
Phone: 903-223-6060

McAlister’s Deli – Tyler, TX
4325 Old Bullard Road
Tyler, TX US 75703
Phone: 903-939-3300

McAlister’s Deli – Waco, TX
812 South 6th Street
Waco, TX US 76706
Phone: 254-296-0380

McAlister’s Deli – Waco, TX
1505 Hewitt Drive
Waco, TX US 76712
Phone: 254-420-3353


McAlister’s Deli – Waco, TX
4551 West Waco Drive
Waco, TX US 76710
Phone: 254-776-3354

McAlister’s Deli –
Weatherford, TX
215 Adams Drive Suite 209
Weatherford, TX US 76086
Phone: 817-594-3314

McAlister’s Deli –
West Plano, TX
3432 East Hebron Parkway
Carrollton, TX US 75010
Phone: 972-248-8288

McAlister’s Deli –
Wichita Falls, TX
3900 Call Field Road
Wichita Falls, TX US 76308
Phone: 940-689-0800

ABOUT:        McAlister’s Deli

McAlister’s Corporation, headquartered in Ridgeland, Miss., is a quick-casual restaurant featuring efficient counter ordering, attentive table service, over 100 different high-quality, deli-style foods and great value. McAlister’s was recently named one of the Best 10 Restaurants for Families by Parents magazine for their commitment to healthfulness and choice on the menu. Currently, McAlister’s Deli has over 300 restaurants operating in 23 states. For more information, please visit

                    The Saxton Group

A part of the restaurant industry for over 26 years, The Saxton Group has a rich history of multi-unit and multi-brand development. Initially a small operation with two restaurants, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with locations operating in more than four states. The company is currently the largest McAlister’s Deli franchisee in the country, one of Restaurant Franchise Monitor’s Top 200 restaurant franchisees, and is aggressively expanding McAlister’s Deli and Pinkberry concepts throughout Texas. 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, Tex., and one was recently named a Dallas 100 company for dynamic growth by SMU’s Cox School of Business.  For more information, please visit






8 responses to “McAlister’s Deli – New Gluten-Free Options”

  1. Amanda F. Avatar
    Amanda F.

    I eat there everytime I go home (Memphis, TN) – and I ate there pre-gluten free. They have good sandwiches, HUGE potatoes, and awesome iced tea.

    This is super exciting, another place I can eat on the road!!!

  2. Kelli Avatar

    I eat at McAlister’s here in Champaign, Illinois frequently. On their website they do a good job of listing which items have gluten in them and at the resturant if there is ever a question on my end they have brought the container or package out for me to look at the ingredient list. McAlister’s is similar to Jason’s Deli if you are familiar with those, (on a side note: Jason’s is 100xs better!) Jason’s are big in Texas as is Subway so the fact that both of those chains have started serving gluten free bread is making others in the area take note. I just wish both Subway and McAlister’s would try this out in their Illinois stores so that I can enjoy the change! i’m only in Texas once a year to visit my Dad.

  3. aaron shearer Avatar
    aaron shearer

    We would love to have udis bread option in you roanoke,va location! My 4 year old celiac
    would love it

  4. Kitsy Jones Avatar
    Kitsy Jones

    I love this place! They are famous for their ice tea, a big hit here in the South. Now with the GF bread, I can have their awesome sandwiches again! They also have great salads and spuds.

  5. Julie Avatar

    I think it is great that you have added GF bread options. However, why only in Texas locations? Why not the TN locations? Wouldn’t it be nice to be the first to start recognizing gluten as a real issue? It would open the eyes to others like Subway to get on board. As you know, 1 in 133 Americans have Celiac. This does not include those with intolerances or sensitivities.

    1. Cassandra Avatar

      Texas is probably the test market. Subway was the same way. They started with Texas as the first test market, then started adding gluten-free sandwiches at other store (I think Utah may have been next). It is not financially viable to do it in all stores nationwide, for just about any new and different business program.

  6. Crystal Avatar

    McAllisters is headquartered in MS but only TX restaurants have Udi’s bread as far as I know. I have asked for it in Olive Branch and Southaven MS-but to no avail-they will offer you sandwich with no bread or wrap as they carry no lettuce leaves-only pre-cut lettuce potatoes are good-but you have to watch servers -they try to switch the gravy for au jus on potatoes -great gravy-but full of gluten-make sure to let your server know of your gluten intolerance or celiac condition and ask for paper under your food when prepared and new gloves-high risk for cross contamination-GREAT iced tea!!!

    1. Cassandra Avatar

      Hi Crystal, it seems like they are still in the trial stages in Texas. Hopefully people eat there! Oh, I was given a gift card by a fellow teacher – I should go!