McAlister's Deli is a chain of American fast casual delis that is based in Oxford, Mississippi and founded in the year 1989. Currently, there are more than 387 McAlister's Deli locations to be found in approximately 26 states in the US. The food they sell includes sandwiches from the deli, baked potatoes, desserts, salads and soups. They also offer unique catering items and are known for their sweet tea which can be purchased by the gallon or by the glass. The very first McAlister's Deli was made from an old renovated gas station and these restaurants still incorporate elements of the original design.