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Lincoln's first McAlister's Deli location will officially open at 10:30 a.m. on Friday in the former Boston Market location at 500 N. 48th St.

Ahead of the official opening, McAlister's will offer a complimentary lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday during which the public can get a free entree and drink. Also Thursday, the restaurant will host a free dinner from 5-7 p.m. for nurses, teachers, firefighters, police officers, first responders, military personnel and others who present a valid ID.

On Friday, the first 50 people in line will receive a $50 McAlister’s Deli gift card. Attendees of the grand opening can also enjoy live music by the Northeast High School Band.

The Lincoln McAlister’s is owned by Dallas-based franchise group The Saxton Group, which owns and operates McAlister’s restaurants throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.

The new Lincoln McAlister's, which will be open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, will be The Saxton Group’s first in Nebraska.


Business editor/reporter

Matt Olberding is a Lincoln native and University of Nebraska-Lincoln graduate who has been covering business for the Journal Star since 2005.

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