About Us

A message from our President

Welcome to Aggressive Developments. We are a people-focused, TEAm-oriented company with 18 McAlister’s Deli locations across Illinois (and one in Iowa!) As President of Aggressive Developments, I take great pride in this company, and in our TEAm. 

From our humble beginnings with just one location to where we are today has been a journey. But our philosophy has never waivered: provide guests with a great experience, treat everyone the way we’d want to be treated, and invest in the communities we serve. That is the formula for our success, one community at a time. 

Our future is bright. We plan to continue growing, and expand into new-to-us communities. We plan to add TEAm members, and develop people in their career paths. And we will build up our communities by investing our time, talents and treasure into the causes that make them strong.

Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going


Formed in 2016, Aggressive Developments owns and operates McAlister’s Deli locations in Illinois and Iowa. Together, partners Jason Coalter and Matt Fox have built a fast-growing organization that offers a unique combination of opportunity and stability to our team. Over its nine years of operation, it has grown from a single restaurant in Fairview Heights, IL to a robust company with 18 locations. And we continue to grow.

2020 brought its share of challenges to the company. However, tough times don’t last – tough people do. We rose above those challenges with hard work, creativity and perseverance. Our restaurants gave back to their communities and helped those in need. We came through it with some battle scars, but none of our TEAm members lost salary or benefits. We call that a win. 

Looking ahead, great things are on the horizon for Aggressive Developments. We will continue to grow, adding new restaurant locations each year. We will add to our TEAm. We will create delightful experiences for our guests. We will continue to build our communities and support the causes that make them strong. And we will invest in developing the greatest asset we have: our people. 

Our future is bright. Just watch what we do.

Mission


Our mission can be summed up simply: 

Delight our guests. Develop our people. Build our communities.

Vision


Making a difference by connecting people with food and conversation.

Values


We have six core values that we live by. These guide our decisions, inspire our actions and are reflected in our work each day.

Meet our Management Team

Matt Fox

President

Matt Fox

Fearless Leader

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

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Matt Fox

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

  • Motivated by: serving others
  • Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors
  • Secret talent: plays drums and guitar
  • Admires: his mom, who worked hard every day to give him the world
  • TEAm describes him as: passionate
  • Wants to be remembered: as someone that made a difference

Matt Fox

President

Matt Fox

Fearless Leader

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

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Matt Fox

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

  • Motivated by: serving others
  • Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors
  • Secret talent: plays drums and guitar
  • Admires: his mom, who worked hard every day to give him the world
  • TEAm describes him as: passionate
  • Wants to be remembered: as someone that made a difference

Matt Fox

President

Matt Fox

Fearless Leader

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

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Matt Fox

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

  • Motivated by: serving others
  • Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors
  • Secret talent: plays drums and guitar
  • Admires: his mom, who worked hard every day to give him the world
  • TEAm describes him as: passionate
  • Wants to be remembered: as someone that made a difference

Matt Fox

President

Matt Fox

Fearless Leader

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

Read More

Matt Fox

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

  • Motivated by: serving others
  • Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors
  • Secret talent: plays drums and guitar
  • Admires: his mom, who worked hard every day to give him the world
  • TEAm describes him as: passionate
  • Wants to be remembered: as someone that made a difference

Matt Fox

President

Matt Fox

Fearless Leader

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

Read More

Matt Fox

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

  • Motivated by: serving others
  • Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors
  • Secret talent: plays drums and guitar
  • Admires: his mom, who worked hard every day to give him the world
  • TEAm describes him as: passionate
  • Wants to be remembered: as someone that made a difference

Matt Fox

President

Matt Fox

Fearless Leader

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

Read More

Matt Fox

As a Co-Founder of Aggressive Developments, Matt focuses on building relationships and community service. Matt is eager to meet new people and values strong relationships...

  • Motivated by: serving others
  • Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors
  • Secret talent: plays drums and guitar
  • Admires: his mom, who worked hard every day to give him the world
  • TEAm describes him as: passionate
  • Wants to be remembered: as someone that made a difference
Matt Fox
President
Fearless Leader
Motivated by: serving others Supports: animal rescue, Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors Secret talent: plays drums and ...
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Adam Hubbard
Director - Area 1
Extreme Motivator
Admires: Michael Jordan because he made everyone around him better Loves: helping others reach their potential When he was 10 he wanted to grow up and ...
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Michael Smith
Director - Area 2
Operations Guru
Motivated by: challenges, success and family Pet peeve: chaos and disorganization If he could be anywhere, right this minute: at a Cubs game or on a ...
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Joe Francois
Director - Area 3
Marathon Master
Loves his job because: he gets to work with and develop people Motivated by: making a difference When he was 10 he wanted to grow up and be: an ...
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Bradley Atkinson
Director - Area 4
Family Guy
Loves his job because: there is constant change and diversity When he’s not at work: spends time with his family Motivated by: family and success If he could ...
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Tina Abbott
Finance
Spreadsheet Wizard
Motivated by: a job well done When she’s not working she’s: spending time with family or playing games Hidden talent: playing the piano ...
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Audrey Jones
Training
Process Aficionado 
Motivated by: opportunity, growth and helping people achieve their goals Soft spot: Partners for Pets/Stray Rescue of STL  Collects: rescue dogs ...
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Donna Siemaszkiewicz
Catering
Party Ninja
Loves: small town living with a metro area close by Pet Peeve: intolerance Sucker for: Girl Scout cookies Collects: antique and costume jewelry Hopes to be ...
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Pam Ogles
Marketing
Superpower: Creativity
Loves: learning, growing and mentoring Collects: cookbooks and Christmas ornaments Pet peeve: bad grammar Secret talent: piano, singing, Christmas...
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