ALPHARETTA, Ga. – Southern Deli Holdings, LLC signed an agreement to open 10 additional McAlister's Deli locations, the company announced. The deal comes after Southern Deli Holdings acquired seven existing locations in St. Louis.

The new agreement will result in two new restaurants per year over the next five years. The restaurants will open throughout the Carolinas, Colorado and Wyoming. Three locations are slated to open in 2014.

"McAlister's is expanding nationwide and we are excited to be a part of that growth," said Yaron Goldman, CEO of Southern Deli Holdings. "We have experienced strong growth with the brand and look forward to introducing our delicious food and genuine hospitality to even more communities over the next several years."

Southern Deli Holdings currently operates 47 McAlister's Deli restaurants in North and South Carolina, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming. The group will be operating 50 locations by year-end with the opening of its Charlotte, NC, Fayetteville, NC, and Florence, SC restaurants.