Alabama’s first I Heart Mac & Cheese restaurant opens in Hoover, Dec. 21—more locations coming soon

I Heart Mac & Cheese
Taco meets macaroni with these taconi’s. (I Heart Mac & Cheese / Facebook)

It’s time to get cheesy! I Heart Mac & Cheese opens its first-ever Alabama location in Hoover on December 21. Read on for the mouthwatering details (and some “grate” cheese puns).

The scoop on  I Heart Mac & Cheese

I Heart Mac & Cheese
Coming to Hoover, Dec. 21. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Haven’t heard of I Heart Mac & Cheese? That’s totally understandable—the restaurant is based in Florida and the incoming Hoover location on Johns Hopkins Parkway isn’t just the first in the area, it’s the first in Alabama!

It gets even cooler, too. Behind the Hoover location is professional NASCAR driver Bobby Reuse and his partner Bonita Riddle. 

“We have been talking this up to all of our friends and family for almost two years. It is going to be so much fun to open that door and let them experience why we are so passionate about all of the delicious options that I Heart Mac and Cheese has on the menu.”

Bobby Reuse, Owner, I Heart Mac & Cheese–Hoover, via fastcasual.com

The restaurant opening isn’t the only thing Bobby and Bonita are pumped about.

“We are excited about the catering side of the business as it will be a significant part of this venture going forward.”

Bobby Reuse, Owner, I Heart Mac & Cheese–Hoover, via fastcasual.com

On the menu

I Heart Mac & Cheese
Totally scrumptious. (I Heart Mac & Cheese / Facebook)

Trust me, everything you find on the I Heart Mac & Cheese menu is sure to satisfy your cheesiest needs. 

Here’s a peek at what’s offered:

  • Mac & Cheese Bowls like:
    • Buffalo Mac & Cheese
    • Chicken Parmesean Mac & Cheese
    • Lobster & White Truffle Mac & Cheese
    • You can also build your own bowls!
  • Grilled cheese
  • Vegan, gluten-free + dairy-free options including quinoa + plant-based pasta
  • Dessert items like cheesecake bites + brownies

Hot menu item alert: I’m curious about the Tacaroni’s—yes, that’s macaroni tacos. I mean, macaroni in a taco… who can resist? 

More Alabama locations coming soon

Brie-hold! We bring even more gouda news. I Heart Mac & Cheese is coming soon to more areas in the state including:

  • Birmingham
  • Florence
  • Samford
  • Tuscaloosa

Restaurant details

Address: 2503 John Hawkins Pkwy, Ste 101, Hoover, AL 35244
Opening Day: Wednesday, December 21, 11AM
Hours: Sunday-Monday 11AM-8PM | Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-9PM | Friday-Saturday 11AM-9:30PM
Website | Facebook | Hoover

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