Mission: Put People at the heart of everything we do.
Our first new restaurant opening of 2019 is taking place in Ardmore, Oklahoma!
On Saturday, October 27th, our Tulsa McAlister's Deli restaurants participated in the Tulsa Federal Credit Union Tulsa Run for their third consecutive year. Our restaurants prepared 5,500 boxed lunches and 250 gallons of Sweet Tea that were passed out to runners after the race! #madeofthebest
Since 1982, we have developed & operated over 100 restaurants throughout the mid-west.
The Saxton Group. Founded in 1982 with just two Mazzio’s Pizza restaurants, The Saxton Group put its people at its center and was able to grow those two Mazzio’s locations into 50. In 2004, the Mazzio’s Pizza stores were sold, allowing The Saxton Group to fully focus on one objective: bringing the beloved McAlister’s Deli brand to Texas.
Once The Saxton Group opened its first store in Longview, Texas the path of introducing the McAlister’s brand to Texans didn’t just grow, it took off. Today, The Saxton Group operates 80+ McAlister’s Deli locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa, and Nebraska. Over 25 of those locations are in the DFW metroplex, along with The Saxton Group headquarters.
In 2017, the company openened a record number of 10 new locations! These new stores strengthened the McAlister's Deli brand in existing markets and also paved the road into a brand new market: Iowa!
This year, in 2018, The Saxton Group continues it growth momentum with plans to open at least 6 new locations and expand into the Nebraska market. With a large focus on Iowa and Nebraska, The Saxton Group plans to cement the idea of Genuine Hospitality in the cities of Des Moines, Lincoln, and Omaha!
By 2020, The Saxton Group plans to be 100 locations strong in an effort to retain its title as being the largest and fastest growing McAlister's Deli franchisee in the nation!
Our mission is to put people at the heart of everything we do. You can’t do that if you aren’t a good neighbor first. Our restaurants bring people together. We support the causes that are important in our communities and we celebrate the everyday heroes that give a town its heart. Here’s how:
In October 2015, The Saxton Group created McAlister’s first ever cause marketing campaign: Cookies for a Cause.
Cookies for a Cause takes McAlister’s beloved sugar cookie and pairs its cookie sales to a non-profit for an entire month, with 50¢ of each cookie sold, being donated directly to the designated non-profit. McAlister’s sugar cookies are decorated to match each non-profit’s brand through custom blends of sprinkles.
The Saxton Group has partnered with notable organizations including: Susan G. Komen, Special Olympics, Wounded Warrior Project, Autism Speaks and the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Since the program’s inception in 2015, the Cookies for a Cause program has raised over $200,000, while simultaneously bringing awareness to each charity.
When The Saxton Group opens a McAlister’s Deli in a new town being a good neighbor is accomplished through serving great food to those who serve the community the restaurant is opening in. In 2018, The Saxton Group created its Community Heroes Dinner to celebrate the heroes in the town its restaurants call home.
The evening before a restaurant opens, Nurses, Teachers, Firefighters, Police Officers, First Responders, Veterans and Military Personnel are invited to enjoy a complimentary meal at the new restaurant. For an evening, we get to serve those who serve us.
Since 2010, The Saxton Group has given local schools, sports teams and community groups the opportunity to raise funds for their organization by hosting a fundraiser night at the McAlister’s Deli in their town. Over the past 8 years, The Saxton Group’s restaurants have hosted over 2,500 fundraisers and donated over $500,000 to the organizations who are at the central of the community.
The Saxton Group operates restaurants in many towns near military bases. We have long have long sought to find ways to honor those who serve our country in the armed forces. Our restaurants in these military towns serve free meals - no strings attached - to any service member past or present on Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day each year. Over the years, we have given away well over 14,000 meals. In addition, in 2017 we donated $50,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project to support their mission of rehabilitating those who have sacrificed much in service to our country.
When weather or natural disasters impact a community where we operate we want to lend a hand however we can. The Saxton Group quickly mobilizes our resources to provide free meals in the restaurant and in the field to first responders and recovery personnel who are helping to rebuild the community. Being a good neighbor means being there when times get difficult.
At The Saxton Group, we offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for you and your family.
An entire overview of our benefits and perks are available at saxtongroup.com
At The Saxton Group, most of our current Restaurant Managers and company leaders started their career with McAlister's Deli as a Team Member. We love to promote from within, and it is never too late to get started on your Career Path! Regardless of whether you start as a Restaurant Team Member, Shift Manager, or Assistant Manager, your future at The Saxton Group is bright!
View our interactive Career Path at saxtongroup.com!
I have been working at The Saxton Group full-time (More than 3 years)
A big time pro is that there is always opportunity within the company to “move up” and better oneself! It’s an easy work environment and very rewarding! If you’re willing to put in the time and effort, the Saxton Group is never shy about rewarding you!!
I think I’m a bit biased, but there aren’t any :)
Advice to Management
You have a crucial role in the company. You’re one of the faces in leadership and a valuable asset to our image as a whole. Never underestimate your worth in this company!
First contacted me through email to set up phone interview with Recruiting Manager. A few days later had interview with a store manager. Followed by interview with Regional Director. Was offered a job a day or so later.
First Job Programs
Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities