I prefer it unsweet while many, many others prefer it sweet. I'm talking about tea!

In addition to my unsweet tea, it's got to be with little ice, but other people (like my wife) prefer a ton of ice with their tea. No matter which way you like it -- sweet or unsweet, little or tons of ice, or with or without lemon -- you can get 32 ounces of it for free on Thursday (July 23)!

Participating McAlister's Deli locations in East Texas will be participating in the annual Free Tea Day. Seeing how it's plenty hot in East Texas, you can cool off with an ice-cold glass of tea for free.

Last year the casual dining restaurant chain served 322,000 glasses of tea, and this year they are looking to serve more than 350,000 according to Donna Josephson, McAlister's Vice President of Global Marketing.

Free tea day is a customer appreciation event and will be happening at the Tyler, Longview and Athens locations in East Texas, in addition to locations in Texarkana, Shreveport, Bossier City and more.