McAlister’s Delis in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are donating 10% of sales from 5 to 10 p.m. to local Down syndrome awareness groups.

 Bristol, TN. (March 20, 2019) — McAlister’s Deli is holding a fundraiser in honor of World Down Syndrome Day. On Thursday, March 21st, McAlister’s locations in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia will donate 10% of sales from 5 to 10 p.m. to local Down syndrome non-profits.  

McAlister’s in the Knoxville area will be donating to the Down Syndrome Awareness Group of East Tennessee. Guests in Knoxville can celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing their craziest socks and dining at McAlister’s in Alcoa, Pigeon Forge, Oak Ridge, and Knoxville. After last year’s event in Knoxville, McAlister’s Deli was able to donate more than $1,800 to DSAG.

Proceeds from the event at Tri-Cities McAlister’s will benefit FRIENDS, a support group in the Tri-Cities that promotes community understanding and acceptance of individuals with Down syndrome. To participate, guests can visit McAlister’s in Johnson City, Kingsport, and Bristol.

McAlister’s will also be donating to the Down Syndrome Association of Roanoke, a non-profit that provides advocacy and recreational activities for those with Down syndrome as well as educational opportunities and support. Guests in the Blue Ridge area of Virginia can dine at McAlister’s locations in Lynchburg, Blacksburg, and Roanoke to support DSAR.

Events with more information are set up on each location’s Facebook page and on

About Peak Restaurants

Headquartered in Bristol, Tennessee, Peak Restaurants, LLC, named McAlister’s Deli 2015 National Franchisee of the Year, is a franchise of 13 McAlister’s Deli restaurants located in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The company operates restaurants in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, Alcoa, Pigeon Forge, Johnson City, Kingsport in Tennessee, and in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Blacksburg, and Bristol, Virginia. For more information, visit Peak is owned by partners who own 25 restaurants under the Arby’s and McAlister’s brands.

About McAlister’s Deli

Founded in 1989, McAlister’s Deli® is a fast-casual restaurant chain known for its genuine hospitality, sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea™. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s also offers catering with a selection of sandwich trays, box lunches, desserts, a hot spud bar and more. With numerous industry accolades, the McAlister’s brand has more than 447 restaurants across the US. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit, and find McAlister’s on social media at and Franchise opportunities are available and information can be found at