April 21, 2016 // Franchising.com // SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Award-winning chef Lorraine Platman, founder of Sweet Lorraine’s Café & Bar and Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez!, has launched an extensive menu of drink infusions for the newest addition to the mac and cheese empire, Mac n’ Brewz! Additionally, all Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! and Mac n’ Brewz! locations are introducing six new flavorful dishes.
The new drinks include savory infusions with vodka, tequila, gin, whiskey, and rum. The vodka infusions include pho with cilantro, basil, kaffir lime, ginger with star anise, and organic strawberry with black pepper. The infused tequila includes pineapple, red bell peppers, and hot red peppers. In addition to the Michigan cherry-infused whiskey is the orange and cinnamon infused Scotch, and the French roasted coffee bean bourbon. Finally, the gin infusions include cucumber-ginger, and rum infused with mint and lime.
The idea behind Sweet Lorraine’s new infusions was to create a buzz that guests can customize. “We want our guests to be the mixologists and to come up with their own cocktails starting with our chef-driven infusions,” said Platman. “The infusions can be splashed with Northwood soda, sparkling wine, or topped with hard cider or ginger beer from our premium draft selection.
For breakfast, Sweet Lorraine’s added new ‘Boozie Smoothie,’ which is made with aromatic coffee bean-infused bourbon, smoothie mix, and a dash of maple syrup. Guests can enjoy the satisfying smoothie with Lorraine’s pastries and breakfast wraps.
Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! and Mac n’ Brewz! locations also added new flavors to their menu including the Fiesta Fajita, Pulled Pork BBQ, and the locally inspired Detroit Coney Dog Mac—a twist on Detroit’s very own traditional Coney Island hot dog and Chef Lorraine’s fabulous ooey gooey mac and cheese . Guests also have the option to customize any Twisted Grilled Cheez sandwich with any of the new flavors.
The lighter side of the menu also has new additions including its very first vegan dish, the Bangkok Tofu Peanut Wrap. Sweet Lorraine’s also added two new salad bowls for veggie lovers, the Chopped Veggie Bowl and Krunchy Kale Bowl.
All drink infusions will be served at Mac n’ Brewz! locations only. The new food menu items will be included at any Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez! and Mac n’ Brewz! location, and also include a Sweet Combo Deal: add a fountain drink and chips, or fountain drink with a cookie for $2.50.
Sweet Lorraine’s Fabulous Mac n’ Cheez!, a spinoff of the 32-year-old Sweet Lorraine’s Café Bar brand, is a chef-driven, fast casual dining concept that specializes in unique, creative and exciting macaroni and cheese dishes. Founded in 2010 and franchising since 2013, the Detroit-based restaurant chain offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free soups, salads, sandwich wraps, grilled cheese and 14 different kinds of meat-topped and vegetarian macaroni and cheese, all made fresh to order. There are currently six locations open and operating throughout Michigan and Illinois, with several more in various stages of development. For more information, visit www.macncheez.com.
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