McAlister’s Deli E-mail

Received: 05/14/12

The following is the e-mail response from McAlister’s Deli when asked which of their menu items are vegan:

We do not classify any of our menu items as vegan. We do have a few ingredients that are classified as vegan by our suppliers. Mainly lettuce, bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, baked potatoes, oil & vinegar, dried cranberries, roasted red peppers, black olives and jalapenos. However they are not prepared seperately from non-vegan foods. We carry two breads that our suppliers claim are vegan. I listed them below with the ingredient information from their suppliers.

Muffuletta Bread ingredients:
flour, water, yeast pure cane syrup, 100% vegetable shortening, salt, yeast food, calcium proponate as a preservative

Wheat Wrap ingredients:
Whole Wheat Flour, Enriched Bleached Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron,
Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Vegetable Shortening (Interesterified Soybean
Oil, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil and/or Palm Oil), contains 2% or less of each of the following: Salt,
Leavening (Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Corn Starch, Monocalcium Phosphate and/or
Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Calcium Sulfate), Distilled Monoglycerides, Enzymes, Wheat Starch,
Calcium Carbonate, Antioxidants (Tocopherols, Ascorbic Acid), Cellulose Gum, Dough Conditioners
(Fumaric Acid, Sodium Metabisulfite), Preservatives (Calcium Propionate, Sorbic Acid and/or Citric

If I use the allergen tool on your website and filter for Milk Free, Egg Free, Fish Free and Shellfish Free there are more options than just what your suppliers are labeling as Vegan. Is it possible to get the ingredients in those dishes?

McAlister’s Deli realizes vegans are an important and growing part of the dining out population and want to do everything we can to assist the followers of your website. We are working on getting ingredient lists added to our nutritional information, but in the meantime I am happy to answer your questions. See the attached spreadsheet for detailed information. Please note there are a couple items that we don’t carry at all locations so we would prefer that they are not listed.
Thank you for contacting us and please let me know if you have any further questions.