Good news! The McAlister’s Deli franchise operation in the Birmingham area, New Gourmet Deli, LLC, is extending the popular program for the month of February. This means every dark, cold day evening you are running behind or wishing you didn’t have to cook, you don’t have to. You can take the kids to McAlister’s and let them bus the table.
This special is good every day of the month, so that covers lunch with a playdate, dinner before ball practice, or a meal after a game. Kids meals include options like a ham or turkey and cheese sandwich, a pita bread pizza, nachos, a hot dog, or a kids’ salad along with a drink. For us moms, there are salads, sandwiches, soups and spuds. A personal favorite is the half and half, a combination two of any half spud, salad, sandwich or soup. And several of these combos are less than 500 calories, so we don’t have to fear the dining-out weight gain (look for the “5 Under 500″ display on the counter).
The February kids eat free special applies to McAlister’s Deli locations in Hoover, Wildwood, UAB, Pelham, and Greystone, as well as the locations in Anniston and Mobile. A restaurant that gives me an excuse to go out with the kids and leave the dishes behind gets my vote as a Top 10.