OUR COMPANY

We’re hungry,

and we aren’t just talking about sandwiches.

Our Story

Since 1982, we have developed & operated over 125 restaurants throughout the mid-west.

Our History

The Saxton Group. Founded in 1982 with just two Mazzio’s Pizza restaurants, The Saxton Group put its people at its center and was able to grow those two Mazzio’s locations into 50. In 2004, the Mazzio’s Pizza stores were sold, allowing The Saxton Group to fully focus on one objective: bringing the beloved McAlister’s Deli brand to Texas.

Once The Saxton Group opened its first store in Longview, Texas the path of introducing the McAlister’s brand to Texans didn’t just grow, it took off. Today, The Saxton Group operates 75+ McAlister’s Deli locations across Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, Iowa and Nebraska. Over 25 of those locations are in the DFW metroplex.

Today & Tomorrow

In 2018, the company plans to open eight new restaurants. In the next two years, The Saxton Group will lead the McAlister’s Deli brand into a new territory and will introduce the brand to Nebraskans and Iowans for the first time.

The Saxton Group brings a hospitable and people-focused approach to each of its McAlister’s Deli locations; this outlook has propelled the company to one of the largest and most experienced multi-unit restaurant franchisees in the country.

Corporate Team

Kelly Saxton
Executive Chairman, Owner

Adam Saxton
co-CEO, Owner

Matt Saxton
co-CEO, Owner

Stephen Lee
Vice President Operations

Max Jodry
Vice President Finance

Matt Heston
Vice President People

Michael Bambach
Vice President Information Technology

Laura Farley
Director of Catering

Adam Dement
Director of Information Technology

Megan Hoppie
Training Manager

Amy Dickey
Director of Marketing

Jackson Hebert
Recruiting Manager

Quintin Espinosa
Corporate and Field Support

Regional Directors

Jordan Butler
East Texas & South Texas

Joel Oonk
Dallas-Fort Worth & Waco

Shay Shirley
Dallas-Fort Worth

Robert McLeod
Dallas-Fort Worth

Jackie Bell
Oklahoma City

Wayne Andersen
Kansas & Nebraska

Sean Adams
Dallas-Fort Worth

Michelle Rodriguez
Central Texas

Chase Kelly
Missouri & Iowa

Giving Back

We want to be good neighbors.

Let’s Talk

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