McAlister’s has many team members in the devastated areas that will need assistance trying to get back to their normal lives and we want to be able to help them with this in every way that we can.
Ridgeland, MS (PRWEB) May 03, 2011
McAlister’s Corporation announces a very special fund raising effort to offer assistance in the aftermath of the deadly tornadoes that recently struck the Southeast. McAlister’s Corporation, franchisor of McAlister’s Deli owns and operates several restaurants in many of the areas that were hardest hit in last week’s storms, including the Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, Alabama areas.
This coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 6-8, in the 34 McAlister’s Corporate owned restaurants in Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, McAlister’s will donate $.50 from the sale of each of their giant fresh baked cookies to tornado relief efforts. Several of the company’s team members living and working in disaster struck areas have been personally affected by the storms. McAlister’s Corporation will use the funds raised to assist team members with their personal needs as well as using the funds for needs related to the rebuilding efforts in the affected communities.
According to Annica Kreider, Vice President, Marketing for McAlister’s Corporation; “McAlister’s has many team members in the devastated areas that will need assistance trying to get back to their normal lives and we want to be able to help them with this in every way that we can. We hope that this weekend long event will raise not only funds, but awareness for the great need in the area. Employees from our support center in Ridgeland, Miss are being deployed to the area to assess the situation and local employee and community needs. We know that the community at large will have needs for food donations for relief workers and volunteers for a long time to come, and we want to continue to be a part of this rebuilding effort. Our restaurant in Northport, Alabama has remained operational through the aftermath and is doing a phenomenal job of responding to any need that they are able to meet, feeding several relief groups already, including the American Red Cross, Alabama State Troopers and many more organizations. They are doing what they do best, offering our warmth, food and hospitality in a time of great need. It is a top priority to our executive team that our team members and communities in the affected areas know that we are here to support them through this terrible disaster.”
About McAlister’s Deli
Founded in 1989, Ridgeland, Mississippi-based McAlister's Deli is a quick-casual restaurant chain featuring efficient counter ordering, attentive table service and high-quality deli-style foods at a great price value. McAlister's Deli has over 300 restaurants operating in the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.mcalistersdeli.com.