Boca Raton, FL-based I ♥ Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual cheese bar specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches and salads, has opened its fifth South Florida location in Boca Raton.
The first restaurant opened in 2016 in Fort Lauderdale. The company has additional locations in Coral Springs, Parkland and Pembroke Pines. Two additional venues are slated to open in summer 2018 in Davie and Jupiter, FL.
The new location also serves as a franchisee training location. I ♥ Mac & Cheese recently opened its first franchise in Yukon, OK. Franchise locations are slated to open in Queens, NY, and Long Island, NY, soon.
The family-friendly restaurant combines award-winning recipes with a grown-up approach. Diners choose from a variety of pasta or bread, including gluten-free, along with seven different types of cheeses, vegetables and seven proteins — meatballs, bacon, ground beef, short ribs, crispy chicken.
A signature menu features 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 open our fifth location in the town we have our headquarters,” said Stephen Giordanella, CEO and chairman. “Bringing our twist on the old pastime mac and cheese has really been a labor of love.”