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Deane Straussby

Great everytime
Service-Superb. Food-simply delicious and healthy. Always fresh. Staff-always smiling. Its has a Baylor feel but not exclusive. Love it. Always meet here with my friends. Keep it up!

Unfriendly Service
When I think of a Deli, I believe it to be synonymous with soups, sandwiches, salad and baked potatoes. This is exactly what McAlister’s is, simply a clean-cut deli. The menu is simple to read, set up behind the counter where the cashiers take orders, receive payment, give drink refills and condiments. As I stood in line there was a young man waiting to ask for his drink to be refilled, a couple who were looking up to the menu and three vacant registers. It didn’t take too long for the cashier to come but I noted she seemed impatient with everyone in line. Our food was delivered to our table in about 8 minutes, not a bad wait time however, we were missing ingredients in our food. McAlister’s lacked in friendly service, didn’t convey an inviting ambience and just didn’t stand out to me; not in food, not in ambiance and not in service

Very Nice for What it is...
Having come from far to the north and east of Waco, "deli" seems to have a VERY different meaning, involving fresh breads and meats that are individual to each deli.

That said, when the family and I went by McAlister's last week, I was pleasantly surprised that the sandwiches there were fairly tasty. The bread seemed to be more than the conveyance of meat, and the meats were well balanced in proportion to all the other toppings.

It was what a sandwich should be...a meshing of ingredients that is more than the sum of the parts. Although some have placed it akin to Panera's, I found the experience more laid-back, with friendlier staff, and better attention to basics than Panera.

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