McAlister’s Deli signs have been delivered to the new location.
Brace yourselves: There will be no McAlister’s sweet tea in Tupelo for almost a week…
Now that you’ve picked yourselves off the floor, here’s why:
Yours truly told you back in February that McAlister’s Deli was going to move into the former Atlanta Bread/Bim Bam Burgers location on South Gloster Street in early summer, and we’re happy to inform you that that day is near.
On Friday, the current location at the corner of South Gloster Street and Varsity Drive will close at 10 p.m.
The former Atlanta Bread Co., building is being renovated to become the new home for McAlister’s
Then sweet tea and sandwich lovers will have to wait until next Thursday, June 1, when it reopens.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 10:15 a.m., followed by the official opening at 11 a.m.
The current store opened in the early 1990s and is the third-oldest McAlister’s in the company, an official said today.
The new store will have seating for another 100 diners than the current location, and it will employ 25-30 more employees.
McAlister’s has more than 400 locations. Southern Rock Restaurants, which owns the Tupelo franchise, is the second-largest McAlister’s franchisee.
McAlister’s was founded in 1989 by Oxford dentist Don Newcomb. A second location opened in Hattiesburg in 1992, and the Tupelo store opened a year later.