McAlister's Deli Plans Wylie Location
McAlister's Deli Dallas-based franchisee, The Saxton Group, will open a McAlister's Deli in Wylie, Texas, in early 2018.
According to a release, in 1989, the first McAlister's Deli opened in a converted gas station in Oxford, MS. The fast-casual chain has remained one of the nation's top franchises by being dedicated to genuine hospitality, handcrafted sandwiches, always-fresh salads, giant stuffed spuds, and McAlister's Famous Sweet Tea.
The new Wylie restaurant will be located within Woodbridge Shopping Center at 3200 FM 544 Suite 101, Wylie, TX 75098.
"We look forward to joining the rapidly growing Wylie community and are especially excited to introduce some of our latest enhancements in store design with this restaurant including a dedicated on-the-go area where our guests will be able to quickly retrieve their pre-paid to-go orders in a matter of seconds," says co-CEO of The Saxton Group, Adam Saxton.
The restaurant will be operated by The Saxton Group and will represent the franchisee's 76th McAlister's Deli restaurant. The Saxton Group will employ 40-60 team members at the Wylie restaurant.
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Tea Forté Introduces ‘Matcha’ Collection
Convenience meets tradition in Tea Forté’s new Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set and the Matcha Single Steeps.
The company said its spring harvested, shade grown, stone ground, organic matcha tea is best served in a centuries-old Japanese tea ceremony called chanoyu: a preparation technique known for its centering meditative qualities.
"The launch of Tea Forté's Matcha collection represents our continued commitment to wellness and cultivating all the potential mental and physical health benefits of tea," says Tea Forté CEO Michael Gebrael. "In addition to our high quality Pure Matcha, we've also blended four distinct flavored Matcha varieties. Prepackaged in pouches measured out for a single serving, our Single Steeps Matcha is ideal for the office, travel, or to keep with you for a boost anytime."
Tea Forté noted its handcrafted ceremonial tea bowl, handmade bamboo whisk and measuring ladle “encourages serene enjoyment of our premium Kosher, gluten-free and vegan matcha blends.” These include: Pure Matcha, Chocolate Matcha, Coconut Matcha, Ginger Matcha, and Chai Matcha.
According to a release, in addition to its distinctive taste, matcha is prized for its health benefits. Steeped green tea contains only the antioxidants that can be extracted in water, while with matcha, the whole leaf is consumed.
Available now in select stores and online at teaforte.com.
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