A new business recently opened in Westfield, the first of its kind in the Midwest. I Heart Mac and Cheese, a chain of 17 restaurants, mostly in Georgia and New York, is at 637 E. Ind. 32.
The franchise is owned by Matt Griffin.
“The reason we chose Westfield is my wife (Liz) was a police officer in Westfield, and she resigned late last year to do more with the restaurant and stay home with our family,” Matt Griffin said. “And Westfield is just a growing area. She was a police officer there for 18 years, and we only saw it as fitting to start the first (Indiana) franchise there.”
By the end of 2021, there will be a projected 100 I Heart Mac and Cheese franchises across the U.S.
Some of the restaurant’s offerings are lobster & white truffle mac, a Philly cheese steak and baked Buffalo chicken, among other items.
The Westfield franchise opened June 3. Although it does not have a drive-thru, it is linked with local delivery apps, such as DoorDash and Grubhub. I Heart Mac and Cheese also has vegan and gluten-free options.
The Griffins live in Fishers, and Matt Griffin is a Noblesville Police Dept. patrol officer.
A ribbon cutting is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 17. Ten percent of that day’s proceeds will be donated to the Westfield Youth Assistance Program. For more, visit iheartmacandcheese.com.