I Heart Mac & Cheese Adds Plant-Based Items to Menu

    Industry News | October 15, 2019

    I Heart Mac & Cheese announced the addition of new plant-based menu items, ensuring its offerings cater to varying ages, lifestyles and cravings. Available nationwide, the company’s menu now features Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger, Beyond Beef Crumbles and Beyond Sausage.

    “Americans are interested in maintaining a healthy and environmentally conscious lifestyle now more than ever, but it can be difficult when these options aren’t readily accessible,” says Steve Giordanella, CEO and Chairman of I Heart Mac & Cheese. “Our vision for this concept was to create options for every member of our local communities, and we found the perfect partner with Beyond Meat to really round out our offerings.”

    Through its partnership with Beyond Meat, I Heart Mac & Cheese now offers guests three new proteins to choose from, as they customize their lunch or dinner:

    • Beyond Burger, a plant-based burger designed to look, cook, and satisfy like beef without GMOs, soy, or gluten. The Beyond Burger is the perfect combination with any grilled cheese sandwich.
    • Beyond Beef Crumbles, packed with 13g of plant-based protein per serving and made without GMOs, soy, or gluten. The Beyond Beef Crumbles can be added to any bowl.
    • Beyond Sausage is designed to look, sizzle, and satisfy like pork, while offering the benefits of plant-based protein. It’s another delicious, 100% plant-based option to add to your meal.

    Known for its seemingly limitless mac and cheese flavor combinations, I Heart Mac & Cheese already features health-conscious options including quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, and gluten-free pasta. The brand also recently introduced a non-dairy cheese substitute. The deliciously creamy sauce is made in-house with a coconut milk base and secret spice blend.

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