More I Heart Mac & Cheese Is On The Way To Texas
September 15, 2020 // Franchising.com // Boca Raton, Fla. - I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in made-to-order, fully customizable Build Your Own Macaroni & Cheese Bowls and Grilled Cheese sandwiches, announced its latest franchisee agreement for a new restaurant planned for the Cypress, Texas area.
Under the leadership of franchisees Dr. Anthony McBride and his wife, Victoria, this location plans to open their doors in the Spring of 2021, and is another indicator of the brand’s plan to expand throughout Texas. With locations already open in Port Arthur and College Station, and several other franchise locations already contracted and in full development, I Heart Mac & Cheese is making a name for itself in the Lone Star State.
After exploring a number of franchisee opportunities, McBride ultimately chose I Heart Mac & Cheese, as it presented the greatest potential for success. “The simplicity of the operations, the tasty food, along with the healthy options piqued my interest. I knew this was something worth investing in. I had been contemplating other franchises for over a year, but this one was my final choice,” stated McBride.
McBride brings with him a deep catalogue of work experience with many Fortune 100 companies around the world and a background in Manufacturing-Operations Management and Global Safety Operations. While this is the duo’s first franchise, they are excited to translate their rich business expertise experience into the dynamic restaurant world.
The couple have been married for 18 years and have four children. They are thrilled to open their I Heart Mac & Cheese doors in the greater Cypress area, and are looking to expanding their franchise in the future.
The I Heart Mac & Cheese brand has big plans outside of Texas as well, and is quickly developing a national footprint with additional locations planned in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, New Mexico, and New York.
A unique franchise concept in the restaurant industry with no fryers, grease trap systems or hood systems, I Heart Mac & Cheese requires a low investment and can be opened in a small space, such as a mall kiosk or food court. Shopping malls, sports venues, areas close to colleges and universities, and high-traffic pedestrian areas are also ideal locations. With a home office in South Florida, I Heart Mac & Cheese offers franchise owner training, marketing support and ongoing development opportunities to ensure each location’s success.
“I Heart Mac & Cheese is a fun, attractive concept and an affordable franchise model that is easy to operate, with support systems in place to help our partners be successful,” said Stephen Giordanella, I Heart Mac & Cheese CEO and Chairman. “We are thrilled to continue growing our brand with partners that share our same beliefs and value our innovative concept, food quality and diverse menu.”
About I Heart Mac & Cheese
I Heart Mac & Cheese is a fast-casual concept specializing in made-to-order, Build Your Own Macaroni & Cheese Bowls and Grilled Cheese sandwiches that guests can customize using a wide variety of chef-inspired proteins, ingredients and sauces. Thinking outside the bowl, the brand takes timeless comfort food in exciting culinary directions, resulting in diverse, crave-able menu options for everyone to enjoy. Led by CEO Steve Giordanella, the brand launched its first location in 2016 and currently operates corporate locations in Pembroke Pines, Jupiter and Boca Raton, Florida. The company’s unique franchising program has fueled nationwide brand growth – with operating franchise locations in Florida, Georgia, New York and Texas – and additional locations are slated to open in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Texas. I Heart Mac & Cheese was recently named #6 “Best Fast Casual Restaurant” in the USA TODAY 10 Best 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards. The innovative company was also recently featured on QSR Magazine’s “40/40 list for 2020: America’s Hottest Startup Fast Casuals”, and was ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top new franchise opportunities. For more information on I Heart Mac & Cheese visit their website.
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