Nearly three decades ago, a dentist from Oxford, Mississippi had a vision to turn an abandoned movie-set diner into a small, yet charming, neighborhood restaurant & gathering place.
That vision became a reality when the first McAlister's opened its doors in 1989. The menu then would still feel familiar today packed with the craveable sandwiches, spuds and salads we're known for – and of course our famous McAlister's Sweet Tea.
Not only has our menu remained true to its roots, so have our values. Today, with more than 400 restaurants in 28 states, we're still dedicated to serving great food with genuine hospitality. We invite you to come for the food and stay for the experience. Bring your family, meet your neighbors, celebrate that big win with your teammates or make new friends that share the same love for sweet tea and sandwiches as you – we mean it when we say that our table is your table.