The actual best thing since sliced bread is sliced meat placed between sliced bread and then sliced in triangles and stuffed into a donut. Fill the meatless void in your life with today's Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of deli fare and drinks at McAlister’s Deli. Choose from the following locations: Cypress, Galveston, Houston, Rosenberg, University of Houston, Webster, and The Woodlands.
Named one of the Top 10 Best Fast-Casual Restaurants by Parents magazine for its healthful fare and kids’ events, McAlister’s Deli sows premium meats, varieties of fine cheese, and artisan breads in order to reap a bountiful harvest of tasty meals. The Memphian sandwich features layers of smoked turkey, roast beef, and hickory ham with melted provolone and spicy brown mustard ($6.49), and club sandwiches square off against empty stomachs, front-loading them with applewood-smoked bacon ($6.99). Other traditional bread-plates include harvest chicken salad riding a croissant ($6.19) and the greek chicken pita ($6.99), famous for its role in the Peloponnesian Food Fight. For nonsandwich options, follow the menu to loaded baked potatoes ($4.99–$6.99) and entree-size salads ($4.59–$7.29), and then cleanse the palate with gulps of handcrafted sweet tea ($1.89).
Hailing from humble beginnings in a renovated Mississippian gas station, McAlister's Deli has revolutionized the concept of fast food with healthy fare recognized by Parents in 2009. Premium ingredients, such as Black Angus roast beef and black forest ham, pile upon stuffed potatoes or artisan bread, sating hungers and silencing stomachs before they recite bank-account numbers. As patrons wait for servers to deliver meals, they sip signature sweet tea, swirled together onsite daily from pure cane sugar and a rainforest-certified black-tea blend as dictated by a closely guarded recipe.