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Altizer Becomes President of McAlister's Deli

Former McDonald's and Elevation Burger executive assumes leadership role with the fast-casual concept. 

FOCUS Brands introduced Rick Altizer as president of its McAlister's Deli concept. Altizer joins McAlister's from Rightwell Growth, a business consultancy group that helps companies establish strategy, capital and resources necessary to achieve growth.

With more than 30 years of leadership experience in retail marketing and operations. Rick began his foodservice career with McDonald's Corporation in 1989. During his McDonald's tenure, Altizer held a number of positions within the company, including roles in accounting, operations, and store management, rounding out his tenure as vice president and general manager of 500 store locations across Kansas and Missouri.

His background also includes leadership positions with Midas International, Jiffy Lube International, Shell Oil and Elevation Burger.