I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in made-to-order, fully customizable Build Your Own Bowls and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, has announced its latest franchisee agreement will bring two new locations in the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Franchisee Team Steve Curtindale and John Eustace are excited about bringing the rapidly expanding I Heart Mac & Cheese brand to their hometown community. The team’s diverse background across a number of industries - including real estate, online wholesale, other, government building inspection, restaurant management, as well as other franchise ventures, makes them uniquely positioned to spearhead the growth of this brand into the Mississippi Gulf Coast area.
“We liked the simplicity this franchise model had to offer and thought this would be a great way for us to enter the restaurant industry, shared Eustace.
The team is currently scouting location sites in the broader Mississippi Gulf Coast area, with plans to open their doors as quickly as possible. “We love this community, and see I Heart Mac & Cheese as a way to support our community and create opportunity. We love that the menu has limitless possibilities, as well as, vegan-friendly and healthy options,” added Curtindale.
The I Heart Mac & Cheese brand is rapidly developing a national footprint with locations planned in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, New Jersey, North Carolina, New Mexico, New York, 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.”