This fast-casual joint keeps serving up different versions of the classic dish.
Boca Raton, FL (RestaurantNews.com) Boca Raton-based I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual cheese bar, has opened new locations in Davie and Jupiter, FL. The Jupiter location is corporate owned and opened July 22 at the Sims Creek Plaza, 1695 W. Indiantown Road. The Davie location is the company’s second franchise to open – the first opened in Yukon, OK, earlier this year. The new venue is located at the Promenade West Shopping Center, 2325 S. University Drive.
The company has additional locations in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Coral Springs, Parkland and Pembroke Pines. Additional franchise locations are slated to open in Queens, NY, and Long Island, NY, soon.
“There is definitely a growing consumer demand in the local communities. You can’t help but love the I Heart Mac & Cheese menu, with its unconventional choices and variations,” said Dan Collins, president/chief development officer.
The family-friendly restaurant specializes in custom, build-your-own macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, and offers a catering division. Diners choose from a variety of pasta or bread, including gluten-free, along with seven different types of cheeses, vegetables, and seven proteins — think meatballs, bacon, ground beef, short ribs and crispy chicken.
There is also a signature menu featuring options such as the Pepperoni Pizza with marinara, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, pesto and Pepperoni. The Cuban with mojo marinated pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese and dill pickles; the Best of Both Worlds, a baked mac and cheese sandwich with slow-cooked short rib, white cheddar cheese and American cheese finished with BBQ Sauce; and Lobster & White Truffle consisting of Maine lobster, muenster cheese and scallions finished with lobster cream and white truffle oil.
“We are thrilled to be opening up additional locations in the South Florida marketplace,” said Stephen Giordanella, CEO and chairman. “Bringing our twist on the old pastime mac and cheese has really been a labor of love.”
About I Heart Mac & Cheese
I Heart Mac & Cheese is a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches and salads. The menu combines award- winning recipes resulting in a grown-up approach to this classic childhood dish. The first location opened in 2016 in Fort Lauderdale. Additional South Florida locations include Parkland, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Boca Raton. As of fourth quarter 2017, the company launched its franchising program nationwide. The company has two franchise locations open with another two slated for 2018. Website: www.iheartmacandcheese.com.
RestaurantRecruiter.com is For Sale