We’re hungry,

and we aren’t just talking about sandwiches.

Our Story

Since 1982, we have developed & operated over 150 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 72+ McAlister’s Deli locations across Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Over 30 of those locations are in the DFW metroplex.

Today & Tomorrow

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
Chief Operating Officer

Max Jodry
Chief Financial Officer

Matt Heston
Vice President People

Michael Bambach
Chief Information Officer

Adam Dement
Director of Information Technology

Brian Stewart
Director of Training & Development

Amy Dickey
Director of Marketing

Regional Directors

Jordan Butler
East Texas

Joel Oonk
Dallas-Fort Worth

Chris Fahrney
Dallas-Fort Worth

Robert McLeod
Dallas-Fort Worth

Jackie Bell
Oklahoma City

JT Scott
Oklahoma City & Kansas

Rob Maddox

Sean Adams
Dallas-Fort Worth

Michelle Rodriguez
Central Texas

Giving Back

We want to be good neighbors.

Let’s Talk

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