National sandwich chain McAlister’s Deli is opening its first franchise in the midstate with the opening of a deli in Harrisburg on Dec. 13.
The Atlanta-based chain of 500 restaurants announced the opening of the new store this week, co-owned by Rathna Sivasailam of Mechanicsburg.
“We are so excited to open our first McAlister’s Deli and bring this restaurant to the Harrisburg community,” said Sivasailam. “We knew this would be the perfect addition in town and we’re ready to share our table and McAlister’s famous sweet tea with Harrisburg.”
McAlister’s offers sandwiches, breakfast, snacks, spud bars, salads, sandwich trays, box lunches and desserts.
The 4401 Jonestown Road location features a dining room, catering and pickup window. In addition to the soft opening celebration, there will be an official grand opening next year.
The company operates in 29 states and was founded in 1989.