Put People at the heart of everything we do.

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.

Our Executive Leadership

Adam Saxton
co-CEO, Owner

Matt Saxton
co-CEO, Owner

Stephen Lee
Chief Operating Officer

Max Jodry
Chief Financial Officer

Michael Bambach
Chief Information Officer

Matt Heston
Vice President People

Our Corporate Team & Regional Directors

Kelly Saxton
Executive Chairman, Owner

Adam Dement
Director of Information Technology

Brian Stewart
Director of Training & Development

Jordan Butler
Regional Director – East Texas

David Jones
Regional Director – East Texas 

Joel Oonk
Regional Director – Dallas/Fort Worth

Chris Fahrney
Regional Director – Dallas/Fort Worth

Robert McLeod
Regional Director – Dallas/Fort Worth

Adam Alexander
Regional Director – Oklahoma City

JT Scott
Regional Director – Oklahoma City & Kansas

Rob Maddox
Regional Director – Tulsa

Sean Adams
Regional Director – Dallas/Fort Worth

Michelle Rodriguez
Regional Director – Central Texas

Giving Back

We want to be good neighbors.

Let’s Talk

For media inquiries, or just to say hello.