McAlister's Deli opens in Auburn Monday

McAlister’s Deli, 1111 W. 7th St., will open Monday morning, as Auburn’s newest eating establishment.

AUBURN – Auburn’s newest dining establishment, McAlister’s Deli, opens Monday.

The restaurant is located at 1111 W. 7th St.

While it officially opens Monday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, McAlister’s is hosting what it calls a “Heroes Event” on Saturday. “McAlister’s is inviting first responders, medical professionals, active military personnel, veterans, teachers, PTO members and truck drivers to enjoy a complimentary meal from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5-7:30 p.m.,” the company announced in a news release. One guest will be permitted with each attendee. Visitors are asked to show a badge or identification.

McAlister’s is the largest franchisee in Southern Rock Restaurants LLC with 150 locations. There are more than 550 McAlister’s locations.

“We have had such a great reputation across Indiana. This was a logical placement when we found a good location,” CEO David Blackburn said.

The 3,500-square-foot building will have room for 141 customers and employ between 50-100 people.

McAlister’s is best known for its famous sweet tea and club sandwich.

The menu includes a variety of sandwiches, choose two options, salads, potatoes, soups and shareable offerings.

McAlister’s will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

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