JUST IN: New deli at the Dayton Mall is now hiring, gearing up to open

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New deli gearing up to open at the Dayton Mall

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McAlister's Deli is now hiring for its third Dayton-area location and has its eye on adding two more new restaurants across the region, its franchise owner said today.

The region’s newest McAlister’s Deli will be located at 2792 Miamisburg-Centerville Road, in The Village At Dayton Mall that also houses Bravo and Rusty Bucket restaurants in front of the Miami Twp. mall.

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“The store is ready. We are scheduling inspections for next week,” said McAlister’s franchise owner Ricky Sidhu. “We are targeting the first week of September to open.”

The 4,000-square-foot space will seat 158. Sidhu said he expects to hire 60 to 70 employees.

Prospective employees can pick up an application at the restaurant site, or can email resumes to mcalistersdeli03@gmail.com, Sidhu said.

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The Village at Dayton Mall location was attractive because it is highly visible, close to growing communities, and surrounded by strong retail businesses, Sidhu told this news outlet in January.

Sidhu operates two other McAlister’s in the region: on Pentagon Boulevard near the Mall at Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek, which opened in November 2014; and on Miller Lane in Butler Twp., which opened in Augut 2015. Sidhu said plans call for adding perhaps two more restaurants; Kettering and Troy are potential locations, although no leases have been signed.

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Atlanta-based McAlister’s operates more than 360 restaurants in 28 states. Its menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, Spuds (loaded baked potatoes), desserts and sweet tea. The restaurants also offer catering.

The restaurant research and data firm Technomic named McAlister’s as the top kid-friendly fast casual chain in its 2014 Chain Restaurant Consumers’ Choice Awards, and the restaurant industry web site FastCasual.com ranked the chain no. 2 on its “Top 100 Movers and Shakers” list of 2013.

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