By 1995, McAlister's Corporation was recognized by INC. Magazine as one of America's fastest-growing privately held companies. Its strength as a leading concept in "quick casual" category was noted by industry-leading publications. In 2009 McAlister's was recognized by Parents Magazine as one of the top 10 Best Fast Casual Restaurants. Attracted by McAlister's potential, McAlister's is currently owned by Roark Capital, who is continuing the growth and leadership necessary to complement the founder's product expertise and vision, and fueling the growth of the McAlister's chain as one of the nation's top franchise opportunities. It's still about pride. It's still about persistence. And more then ever, it's about potential.