I Heart Mac & Cheese, a fast-casual restaurant concept that offers traditional mac & cheese and sandwiches with health-conscious options, will celebrate its Grand Opening with an official ribbon cutting with the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce on June 29 at 10 am in downtown Palm Springs, located at 190 S. Indian Canyon Drive at Arenas. The event is open to all. The restaurant is one of only a few downtown restaurants with extended hours late into the evening and is the first I Heart Mac & Cheese location to open in California. 

Serving up traditional macaroni and cheese and sandwiches as well as a variety of health-conscious options. The brand has earned a reputation for consistent, delicious food and is well-known for custom, build-your-own macaroni and cheese bowls, grilled cheese sandwiches, and desserts – including the recently launched Cheesecake Bites. Also available are broccoli bowls, cauliflower bowls and many vegan and gluten free options. 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. Sesame ginger, mango habanero, buffalo, BBQ, and pesto are just a few of the delicious dressings and sauces available to mix in or top off each creation. 

“We are so excited that I Heart Mac & Cheese will finally open in Palm Springs,” said Blu Bryan, CEO and Founder of BMC Foods, Owner of the new restaurant. “We have been under construction for many months and have worked with the city to meet and surpass all health and safety standards. We look forward to offering this exciting new dining option to the community.”

The BMC Foods management team is committed to ensuring that the business is an integral part of the Coachella Valley community. It incorporates compassion, understanding, and progressive thinking in its hiring practices and is committed to creating a workplace culture where everyone is treated with honor, dignity, and respect. It embodies core values such as inclusion, compassion, philanthropy, quality, leadership, and teamwork. BMC Foods plans to open several more restaurants in Southern California soon.

Giving back is critically important to the success of the organization. BMC Foods has integrated the concept of giving back into all of its business practices. For every new BMC Foods restaurant opening of an I Heart Mac & Cheese location, BMC Foods will donate $10,000 to a local community partner located near the new restaurant. In addition to institutional philanthropy, employees are empowered and encouraged to practice personal philanthropy as they conduct their work through the RAK Program (Random Acts of Kindness) where each cashier will be prompted to give a free meal to one customer each shift. 

“For millions of people, a nourishing meal is a critical need,” Bryan continued. “That is why BMC Foods created the I Heart Mac & Cheese Community Shared Table Program, an initiative to help the community fight hunger. Through this exciting program, BMC Foods will donate surplus food to local soup kitchens, shelters, and other nonprofits throughout Southern California.”

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