THE WOODLANDS, TX – I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches, today announced the opening of its newest location in The Woodlands. Located at 26400 Kuykendahl Rd Spring, TX 77389, the area’s new dining on-the-go hot spot opens its doors April 6th, operated by Anthony and Victoria McBride.

After exploring a number of franchisee opportunities, Anthony McBride, who has a background in manufacturing-operations management and global safety operations, said he chose I Heart Mac & Cheese because of its simple operations and the combo of tasty and healthy menu options. “I knew this was something worth investing in,” McBride says. “I had been contemplating other franchises for over a year, but this one was my final choice.”

Serving up a variety of health-conscious bases including quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, gluten-free pasta, plant-based protein, and dairy-free alternatives, as well as an extensive array of traditional mac & cheese and sandwich options, South Florida- based I Heart Mac & Cheese is a popular concept rapidly expanding across the United States. The brand has earned a reputation for consistent, delicious food and is well-known for custom, build-your-own macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches. Guests select a pasta, bread, quinoa, broccoli, cauliflower, or tater tot base along with a choice of ten different proteins, eleven vegetables, and nine cheeses. Gluten-free, vegan, and plant-based options are also available. Sesame ginger, mango habanero, buffalo, BBQ, and pesto are a few of the delicious dressings and sauces available to mix in or top off each creation.

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The newest I Heart Mac & Cheese location in The Woodlands will feature signature chef-driven combinations like Tacoronis (Mac & Cheese tacos), Baked Chicken Parmesan, Baked Meatball Parmesan, The Cuban, Pepperoni Pizza, and Lobster & White Truffle Mac, among others . Side dishes include Cheesy Broccoli, and Tomato Soup; desserts include Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies, Brownies, Marshmallow Treats, and Caramel Cookies. Extensive catering options will also be available to enhance any meeting or gathering.

The location will have themed weekly programming, with details to be announced soon, including “Kids Eat Free” Monday nights.

The first ten visitors to the Kuykendahl Road location this week will receive free mac & cheese for one year (Limit one bowl per week for every winner, and up to a $10 value for each bowl).

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For more information on I Heart Mac & Cheese, visit www.iheartmacandcheese.com or call (239) 300-0500. Follow the newest The Woodlands location on Facebook and on Instagram at @IHeartMacAndCheese.

Founded in 2019 by CEO and Chairman Steve Giordanella, I Heart Mac & Cheese is a fast-casual concept specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches. Also on the menu are lifestyle choices with quinoa, broccoli, or cauliflower bowls, as well as gluten-free pasta and a complete vegan menu. The menu combines award-winning recipes resulting in a grown-up approach to this classic childhood dish. The franchise has more than 20-nationwide locations currently operating and its set to open over 75 in 2022. I Heart Mac and Cheese has been previously recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine in the Top New Franchises ranking, and most recently in the 2021 Top Food Franchise Ranking: Best of Miscellaneous Quick-Service Restaurants list. For more information about I Heart Mac & Cheese or its franchise opportunities, visit www.iheartmacandcheese.com.

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