News broke earlier this week that I Heart Mac & Cheese is opening new restaurants in Indiana.

Sure, you can drive to Indiana from Rockford but if this up and coming macaroni and cheese franchise is opening spots in the midwest, we should be next.

If not next, then at least put Rockford on the list.

With locations in Florida, Georgia, New York, and Texas, I Heart Mac & Cheese is a "fast-casual concept restaurant specializing in customizable, made-to-order macaroni and cheese and grilled cheese sandwiches."

The I Heart Mac and Cheese menu features standouts like:

The Cuban

Mojo Marinated Pulled Pork, Ham, Swiss Cheese, and Dill Pickles

The Best of Both Worlds

A Baked Mac & Cheese Sandwich with Slow Cooked Short Rib, White Cheddar Cheese and American Cheese, finished with BBQ Sauce

Baked Buffalo Chicken

Buffalo Sauce, Celery, Blue Cheese, and Carrots

Lobster & White Truffle Mac

Maine Lobster, Muenster Cheese, and Scallions finished with Lobster Cream and White Truffle Oil

When you order, I Heart Mac and Cheese gives you the option to either have it traditionally, like in a bowl or as a grilled cheese. Long story short, mac and cheese sandwiches are on the menu at I Heart Mac and Cheese.

I Heart Mac and Cheese is a macaroni and cheese lovers dream come true. If one opened in Rockford would you check it out?

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