McAlister’s Deli opens Monday in Seymour; serving free meals to first responders, others Saturday

McAlister’s Deli, a fast casual chain restaurant, will open its doors in Seymour on Monday. 

To celebrate the grand opening at 10:30 a.m., the location at 2014 E. Tipton St. will be giving the first 150 guests in line free iced tea for a year. This entitles the winners to one free tea per week for 52 consecutive weeks.

In addition, the restaurant will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. opening day.

McAlister’s Deli is home to handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds and McAlister’s Deli Famous Sweet Tea. 

Seymour McAlister’s will offer a variety of ways for guests to dine, including dine-in, window side pickup, delivery, pickup station and catering.  

“We are so excited to open our 152nd location for the Southern Rock Restaurants franchise in Seymour. This marks our 44th location in Indiana,” said David Blackburn, CEO of Southern Rock Restaurants. “Seymour has been so gracious, and I am sure they will love McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea.” 

To show its appreciation for those who tirelessly serve the Seymour community, McAlister’s is inviting first responders, medical professionals, active military personnel, veterans, teachers, parent-teacher organization members and truck drivers to enjoy a complimentary meal from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 26). One guest will be permitted with each attendee, and they must show a badge or ID. 

The Seymour restaurant will be open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information, call the restaurant at 812-777-8280 or visit the McAlister’s Deli – Seymour Facebook Page 

Southern Rock Restaurants LLC has garnered industry acclaim, being recognized by The Franchise Times as the fastest growing franchise operator of 2022 and securing a 43rd position in The Franchise Times Restaurant 200 rankings.  

McAlister’s guests always have the opportunity to skip the line by placing their order through the McAlister’s app and rewards program or online at and can conveniently pick up their order to go or select delivery. Download the app and sign up today for a free tea. 

McAlister’s also offers a variety of fresh, made-to-order catering options, including breakfast, snacks, spud bars, salads, sandwich trays, box lunches and desserts.

Founded in 1989, the McAlister’s Deli brand has more than 520 restaurants in 29 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

For information, visit and find McAlister’s on social media at, and 

Southern Rock Restaurants LLC is based in Franklin, Tennessee, and operates more than 150 McAlister’s Deli restaurants in the fast casual segment. The group currently owns and operates locations throughout 13 states: Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Virginia and Pennsylvania.