ATLANTA, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- At McAlister’s Deli® genuine hospitality means always delivering that little something extra, and in anticipation of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re doing just that! Teachers devote their lives to educating the next generation and unfortunately, they don’t always get the recognition they deserve. This year, McAlister’s Deli is making sure teachers across the country feel the love and support of their communities by thanking them for all their hard work.

“Teachers are the heart of the community and play such a big part of molding young minds,” said Joe Guith, McAlister’s Deli President. “They make a huge impact inside and outside the classroom, and it’s important to recognize them for all they do. We are happy to do our part to brighten their days with a little something extra.”

McAlister’s Loves Teachers
Now through April 21, guests can show their appreciation for the special teachers in their community who have impacted their lives or the lives of their children by nominating them in the McAlister’s Deli “McAlister’s Loves Teachers” contest. In addition to local recognition and activities, McAlister’s Deli will recognize and reward three well-deserving teachers with a prize of $1,000 each for school supplies. To nominate a teacher, visit https://www.mcalistersdeli.com/teacher-appreciation and submit an entry explaining why they should be recognized.

Free Tea for TEAchers
In addition, every teacher is invited to visit their local McAlister’s Deli for free tea* during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, 2019. With a valid teacher I.D., every teacher can fill up on their favorite sweet drink.

Cookies for a Cause
To give back to the schools in their local communities, from May 6-10, McAlister’s Deli is holding a nationwide Cookies for a Cause initiative where it will donate $0.75 of every sugar cookie sold to the restaurant’s local school district**. The funds will help support schools with necessary supplies and resources.

For more information and to stay updated on the latest news, please visit McAlistersDeli.com and connect with McAlister’s on Facebook.com/mcalistersdeli and Twitter and Instagram at @McAlistersDeli.

* Must show teacher ID. Valid only 5/6 through 5/10. Limit one per guest. No purchase necessary. Offer does not include flavor shots or any other beverages.
** McAlister’s Deli will donate $0.75 of every sugar cookie sold at participating locations up to $1,000 per restaurant.

About McAlister’s
Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli® is a fast casual restaurant chain known for its genuine hospitality, 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 Deli brand has more than 400 restaurants in 28 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit www.McalistersDeli.com, and find McAlister’s Deli on social media at www.Facebook.com/mcalistersdeli, www.Twitter.com/McAlistersDeli and www.Instagram.com/McAlistersDeli.

CONTACTS:Angie Champsaur, McAlister’s Deli
 achampsaur@mcalistersdeli.com 
 Kelly Kaufman, Praytell
 kelly@praytellagency.com

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