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 the brand’s flagship location in California—and is the 11th state for the I Heart Mac & Cheese brand.
New franchisee Ronnie Khoury will be opening this location in the greater San Francisco Bay area by Spring of 2021. With its diverse population of business professionals, young adults, and families with children, I Heart Mac & Cheese’s uniquely diverse menu offering has something for everyone. The brand plans to continue its expansion throughout the state of California, but the San Francisco location will be the state’s flagship location.
Adding to the, already, impressive batch of new franchises the company has added this year, I Heart Mac & Cheese is showing no plans of slowing down. The brand is quickly developing a national footprint with additional locations planned in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Texas.
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.”