SOURCE: SD Holdings, LLC

March 15, 2016 08:00 ET

SD Holdings Continues to Expand Its North Carolina Footprint With Pinecrest Plaza Location in Southern Pines

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwired - March 15, 2016) - McAlister's Deli, a leading fast casual restaurant, will open a location in Southern Pines, N.C. in mid-April of 2016. The new location will be owned and operated by the Charlotte-based franchise group, SD Holdings. The Southern Pines restaurant, which is located next to Talbots at the Pinecrest Plaza shopping center, will have an interior area of 3,838 square feet that seats 158 patrons. There will also be a front outdoor eating area that seats 16, and a rear outdoor seating area that seats 40.

"We've been looking at the Southern Pines market since 2013 and this site since the first quarter of 2014," said Merrick McKinnie, President of SD Holdings. "It's taken a little bit of time to work through all the details, but we're excited to get it done and look forward to becoming part of the fabric of the community."

McAlister's Deli stems from humble beginnings, known for its American regional favorites served with a side of genuine hospitality. Opening its first store in a converted gas station in Oxford, Miss., McAlister's Deli has grown into one of the nation's top dining franchises.

Staying true to its roots, the new Southern Pines location will serve all of the normal menu favorites, including sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and of course, McAlister's Deli Famous Sweet Tea™. This location will feature a Wi-Fi bar and offer a full catering menu.

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, McAlister's also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlister's brand has 337 restaurants in 24 states. The company is headquartered in Alpharetta, Ga. For more information, visit

About Southern Deli Holdings, LLC

Southern Deli (SD) Holdings is headquartered in Matthews, N.C. and owns and operates 59 McAlister's Deli locations in seven states: Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Wyoming. SD Holdings is the second largest McAlister's Deli franchise group with offices in Fort Collins, Colo., and Matthews, N.C. For more information, visit

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