Published On: Tue, Oct 9th, 2018

I ♥ Mac & Cheese Sells First Food Truck Franchise in South Florida

Boca Raton, FL — I ♥ Mac & Cheese has sold its first food truck franchise in the South Florida market. The truck debuted this week and will be making a stop on Friday, Oct. 13 at Saint John Paul II Academy’s pep rally in Boca Raton at 6 pm. The truck will return to Saint John Paul II Academy on Oct. 20 at 6 pm.

 Hector Gonzalez, former general manager of I ♥ Mac & Cheese, has purchased the franchise. “I thought it was a great idea,” said Gonzalez. “No one is doing mac and cheese in a food truck in the South Florida market. Given the popularity of I ♥ Mac & Cheese, it just made sense to take it to the street.”

 The move to the food truck franchise comes one year after launching the franchise division.

 “We want to see our franchised business and franchisees take advantage of new business trends,” said StephenGiordanella, CEO and chairman. “We are happy that we were able to sell the first food truck franchise to Hector. He has been a valued member of our team and he understands the I ♥ Mac & Cheese brand. I know Hector will succeed.”

 The food truck will carry the same menu, including the specialty salads and some of the dessert offerings as the brick-and-mortar stores and according to Gonzalez, customers will also be able to custom order as they do in-store.

 The family-friendly restaurant specializes in custom, build-your-own macaroni and cheese bowls and grilled cheese sandwiches. Diners choose from a variety of pasta or bread, including gluten-free, along with seven different types of cheeses, vegetables, and seven proteins — think meatballs, bacon, ground beef, short ribs and grilled chicken. 

 The truck will have three employees — one cashier and two in the kitchen serving up the cheesy bowls and sandwiches. According to Gonzalez, the truck will go out every day and night throughout the tri-county area, with a presence at various community events.

 We’ve got several events lined up for Broward and Miami,” said Gonzalez. “I believe in the I ♥ Mac & Cheese concept. I know the food truck is going to be big… it’s going to be the next McDonald’s,” he continued.

 To find out where the I ♥ Mac & Cheese food truck will be, follow on social media at I Heart Mac and Cheese Food Truck on Facebook and I Heart Mac and Cheese Truck on Instagram.

 For more information on franchise opportunities, visit iheartmacandcheese.com/franchise/ or email Dan Collins,president and chief development officer, at Dan@iheartmacandcheese.com.

 

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