McAlister’s Deli Launches Cookies for a Cause Campaign for Autism

McAlister’s Deli Franchisee, The Saxton Group, Launches Cookies for a Cause Campaign in Support of Autism Speaks

April 6, 2018

The Saxton Group, McAlister’s Deli’s largest franchisee, will kick off the next iteration of its Cookies for a Cause campaign April 1st. Throughout April, The Saxton Group’s 77 McAlister’s Deli restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Iowa will sell blue sprinkle sugar cookies, with 50 cents of each cookie sold being directly donated to Autism Speaks. 

“Part of being a good neighbor means valuing the things that touch the lives of your customers. We’ve heard from many about the great work Autism Speaks does for families impacted by autism. We’re raising awareness and funds with our delicious cookies and hope this partnership can help enhance the lives of those across the spectrum living in our communities,” said The Saxton Group’s co-CEO, Adam Saxton.

Limited edition blue sprinkle cookies will be sold from April 1 through April 30. For a list of The Saxton Group restaurants offering the cookies, visit

“The Cookies for a Cause campaign helps increase understanding and acceptance of people with autism. and the donations enable Autism Speaks to continue providing valuable resources for every stage of life,” said Autism Speaks’ Vice President of Corporate Development Peter Morton. “We thank McAlister’s Deli, The Saxton Group and their customers for their generous support and commitment.”

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 400 restaurants in 28 states. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga. For more information, visit, and find McAlister’s on social media at, and

About The Saxton Group

The Saxton Group is a Dallas based multi-unit restaurant franchisee with a 35-year history of exclusively franchising restaurant leading brands. The company is the largest McAlister’s Deli franchisee in the country and is a Restaurant Franchise Monitor Top 100 Franchisee. The Saxton Group is family owned and operated with rich history of multi-unit development. Initially a small operation with a single restaurant, the group has evolved into industry veterans and leaders with over 70 locations in six states. They take pride in operating the McAlister’s Deli brand at the very highest level and forming deep relationships within the communities where their restaurants are located. For more information, please visit