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Michigan is a great place to set up shop and host a restaurant, since Michiganders love their eats. It seems like at least once a week, I see a news story about a new restaurant opening, sometimes local and sometimes a national chain coming into the state. Now, a famous deli chain is expanding across Michigan.

This spot already has locations in Lansing and Flint, but now, it’s making its way across the Mitten and moving to the Detroit area.

The fast-casual sandwich chain McAllister’s Deli has announced plans to open its first metro Detroit deli in Westland in 2023. McAllister’s recently got the necessary approvals from Westland’s city council to start building in March.

According to Hometownlife.com, the chain will be located at the corner of Warren Road and Central City Parkway, right across the street from Westland City Hall, and part of the city’s shop and dine district. The restaurant will offer a dine-in option, plus a pickup window for online orders. There will not be a drive-thru widow at the location.

McAllister’s is famous for its sandwiches, salads, soups and baked potatoes. It’s also known for its fast service, perfect for a quick lunch pickup. McAllister’s currently has five additional locations in Michigan. The chain has roughly 500 restaurants in 28 states. Which restaurant chains would you like to see expand into your area? Reach out to use on social media and let us know.

Michigan Birthday Freebies - Get Free Stuff on Your Big Day

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    At Zingerman’s Bakehouse, an Ann Arbor favorite, get a free loaf of bread up to $6.99 with any purchase. At Zingerman’s Deli, show your ID on your birthday and get 15% off everything. All the Zingermann’s spots in Ann Arbor all offer a special birthday deal, too. To get in, you have to sign up for their newsletter.

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  • Boston Market birthday freebie

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