EXPANSION ON A ROLL

RIDGELAND, Miss. -- McAlister's Deli, based here, is preparing for a hoagie-sized expansion throughout the Southeast, and eventually the nation, as the result of a recently completed management-led buyout of the 45-unit chain.The inside acquisition of McAlister's Corp. was led by two restaurant-industry veterans, Michael J. Stack and Philip Friedman. Stack served as chief executive officer -- he has

RIDGELAND, Miss. -- McAlister's Deli, based here, is preparing for a hoagie-sized expansion throughout the Southeast, and eventually the nation, as the result of a recently completed management-led buyout of the 45-unit chain.

The inside acquisition of McAlister's Corp. was led by two restaurant-industry veterans, Michael J. Stack and Philip Friedman. Stack served as chief executive officer -- he has now also assumed the role of chairman -- and Friedman -- formerly the company's strat

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